Not only does it scoop up way more food, but it's much safer than using your knife. I just scrap the dough knife across the board, scoop up whatever I'm chopping, and then dump it into the pan or pot. It cost mere dollars at Target or other similar stores (I believe mine was $2.99).
Do you have to have fun or fancy kitchen tools or gadgets to make great meals? Nope.
Is it fun to fill your kitchen drawers with them anyway? Yep.