Re: You'll be showing us your snapchat shot of the other side of the Moon
Actually the Russians photographed the far side of the moon in 1959, Luna 3. Apollo 8 astronauts viewed from orbit in 1968.
Far side good for a radio telescope shielded from human interference. The poles might be good for any sort of communication relay station (radio or laser) not suitable for a satellite, though I'm not sure on that.