We started our lives as Ingress agents in 2014. We chose the Enlightened side initially because we had a friend who played on the Enlightened side, but, 3 years later, after researching and following the storyline, we're still serious about our decision.
This game is awesome for people that love to travel and meet others. It's an amazing tool for folks that relocate to new areas every other year (like we do,) and we've been able to bond with our kids while playing this game. I won't lie, Ingress is one of the best things that we ever decided to do as a family.
Try it out if you feel adventurous.