Not only to make video (that's your thing, right, not really mine), but for me, I need a clear view of sceneries, background, events, etc. without my pirate getting in the way. So, a very big yes there.
I think we should have the option. I will add that many aspects of the game are and would be ALOT smoother with the sight of your pirate on the screen, but I do agree that for some things, first person would be very cool!