New to Github

So I recently signed up on Github.. it seems to be the coolest thing to do right now. I've put some thought towards moving my projects over to it. However, other than version control I don't see what the benefit is in it? I guess it will allow other people to view and commit too? The part I don't favor is the fact that it will separate the downloads from the documentation, which I'm not a fan of. I would much rather the "one stop shop" like it is now.

What are your thoughts?