I have had no experience of any of the issues you mentioned in your post. At all. I refer you to Spreadie's answer, no need for me to repeat it. As for price, yes they are obviously more expensive than HDDs but do you remember how much they used to cost when they came out? In 2002 a 60Gb HDD cost about $140-$150 which is more, even when not accounting for inflation, than it costs for a 64Gb SSD now.