I use them more now than I did. I hated them at first, and am sure I railed about them on a2k. I remember spatting with ehBeth - or maybe just whining at her - who told me about how her area had this great choice of light spectrum ranges in the CFLs. Not mine at the time. It was all crap light to me, the nightblind person. A darkish or weirdly lit house depresses me hugely. Then there's the disposal worry.
Well, it turns out that Home Depot's routine CFL light bulbs come in "soft white", which I can tolerate, and one can bring a sack of the 'dead' ones back to Home Depot to dispose of. I haven't broken any light bulb in decades, but I don't like the haz mat worries. I had a couple of them fizz out early, but since then, they seem to be lasting forever, and they are saving me a bunch of money. Ugly suckers, though.
I'll be interested in whatever the new incandescent thing is.