Cool! (Though does seem that a license would be useful for longer trips, so you’d at least have the option of renting a vehicle if needed.)
And interesting point re social environment.
Having the license would be useful, but you have to balance the cost against the benefit. I figured that a) I (or my parents) could put the money to better use, b) the investment wouldn’t pay off.
Note that if you are in a relationship or larger family it is usually sufficient that one person has a drivers license (but then better one including lorries and/or trailer, which has additional costs).