Have worn contacts for about a year now. Pay about 12pounds per month, and i'd say it's definitely worth it.
Some contacts can dry your eyes and feel uncomfortable, but I think it is different for everyone and you can change the type if this happens.
As D_C says, most types have to be taken out at night, and put in in the morning, but you do get used to this and it takes all of 30 seconds for me now.
The only problem I have with them is that because the contacts I use are bottom of the range they can sometimes split in my fingers when I take them out. All things considered I would recommend you at least try contacts, I find them far more convenient than glasses and an alternative to having laser surgery.
I can't speak for laser surgery as I haven't looked into it, but the thought of potential damage puts me off.
It is amasing how people dont seem to be abel to do that.