Because using/renting a boat is legal in most countries, using a drone beyond VLOS isn't.Why rent a boat when you have a quad with a camera?
If everyone here really stays in line of sight with their drone (which I truly don't believe) I'd be much better off spending my money on a quality DLSR with a zoom lens to be honest.
I'm sure not everyone does fly VLOS, in just the same way that not everyone obeys speed limits when driving and not everyone obeys the don't drink and drive law - but that doesn't make it right.
I myself have flown out of VLOS on rare occasions, but I haven't flown 2 miles or so! (My eyesight isn't what it used to be when I was 20-something) I'm not meaning to come across as holier than thou. I just don't understand why some people would put expensive equipment to such risk when that risk can be so easily mitigated. It's not a who has the biggest competition (or in this case who can fly the furthest).
Having a DLSR with a zoom lens is a choice, but that won't help you film things from above. On the other hand....
Fly safe brother!