Some think that financial institutions may collapse and steal your shares in order to recapitalize.
So if you DRS your shares they are now held in your name and your financial institution has no access to them.
Also, dividend cheques come right to your mailbox which is nice.
In my opinion you should DRS some shares and allow others to remain at your financial institution.
you should also bury some gold and silver in the ground in case things get real bad.
i am in the process of DRSing some of my abx and img shares right now.
costs 56 bucks a pop in canada.