I have the same one, after previously having the MUCH COOLER ( ) plain black one for 7 years. You definitely don't have to use the date function.
I have unfortunately not gotten around to using DX stickers myself, but overall it's a fairly capable camera in many ways. I love mine. I use the Trip 35 when I want a few more features (meaning control over ISO and focus), I use the Epic when I want flash & light weight (mainly for parties, but because it's so light sometimes I just toss it in my work bag every day until I finish a roll).
This is a summing-up I wrote about the Epic a few weeks ago:
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