Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: If whoever you are recommending doesn't have high hopes or budget for a dedicated card, you might as well do them a favor seeing how slow Intel's graphics are in comparison. Especially for everyday apps, the performance loss of AMD versus Intel is negligible to most folks since they aren't enthusiasts, thus aren't usually picky about 30 second extra if they spend 3 minutes encoding media.
By equivalency, the HD6550D in the A8-3850 and A8-3870K models have the performance between a G92 (8800GT) and G94 (9600GT).
That said, the rumor about the upcoming Trinity
, successor to the current Llano part, is faster on both CPU and GPU: Aside from any architectural improvements, the x86 frequency is set at 3.8GHz for A10-5800 series versus the 3.0GHz on A8-3800 series, while the integrated GPU is from the HD7600 series with a higher clock of 900MHz versus the 600MHz on HD6550D -- all put in the same 100W TDP bracket.
Unfortunately, it is projected to be available until this summer, I don't know what time constraints your recommending this to has for a new system.
As for me personally, I'm looking towards Trinity's successor in 2013 known as "Kaveri" which is said to have integrated GPU performance equivalent to an HD7700
, or the equivalent of my GTX260, built-in as the CPU. Unlike most enthusiasts, my needs haven't really changed over the years, so if I get equal performance of my X58 system with less components and less power, that would be my new everyday system. I just don't have as much faith Intel Haswell generation graphics can match my GTX260.