To be honest though, after reading over the first paragraph again, I don't think it is enough to put me off actually trying. I've seen too many people wear them without any apparent problems, so in the future I might get some and tell you all about it, in the event you guys ever want to try wearing them.
I think the one thing that is emphasised most about contact lenses is you have to be meticulously clean while putting them on & taking them off, which is obvious really, as you are dealing with your eyes. That and it is extremely easy to damage/scratch your eyes if you aren't careful. The other thing that gets me about lenses is actually having to pinch them off your eyeball to get them out!
Here's a good tutorial I found on Youtube for anyone who is also interested in trying them out.