I may have answered my own question. I finally found an article that explained some stuff. Capture is more for brining specific things into photoshop/illustrator - it's not really a standalone app, is it?
Hmmm... I guess probably most people do use Capture in conjunction with other apps. But in addition to Ps and Ai, though, the assets collected in Capture can also be brought into PS Sketch (brushes, colors), Adobe Draw (shapes and colors), and Comp CC (colors, shapes).
Does that help?
A bit. In either case, it's not much as a standalone app. that was my major confusion when I opened it - I couldn't take a picture picture - only these weird things
Found a few articles similar to this one that kind of explained things better.
That't not too bad although primarily just about the Shapes function.
Here's one that's pretty good; it briefly touches on all the sections (except Patterns), but it links out to more in-depth tutorials: Capture inspiration on the go | Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Apps Tutorials
And this one, done by Creative Pro, is all about Patterns: http://creativepro.com/create-patterns-with-adobe-capture-cc/
Hopefully that will give you a bit more insight.
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As someone who does video work, the ability to get a "Look" from say a sunset or even floral arrangement that can serve the basis for starting a Look on a video is an amazing functionality.
For those who do a lot of Photoshop work, the ability it has to create shapes and brushes, and for InDesign/Illustrator, the shapes and such are also good.
So this is like a number of the other Adobe mobile apps ... designed to feed parts and tools to other tools of the Adobe stable.