I personally really enjoyed silver DofE, but then I do enjoy hiking, map reading and navigating. There's definitely less people who do it for the sake of it, which was one of the reasons I didn't enjoy bronze as much.
If you enjoy hiking, or are considering gold (which I also highly recommend!) then you should definitely go for it. I think that committing time to the different sections helps you develop as a person, finding activities you enjoy and also serves as a way to destress from school. The volunteering can help your community, helps you feel of value, and probably looks good on a CV. Although I don't think the whole DofE would help too much for jobs and uni as you could just do some volunteering.