I love gel polish!!!!!! I've had a few done in salon but I actually feel like my application is better, even on my "wrong" hand. I'm so anal.
So I've been doing them myself at home for close to two years.
I usually get 1.5-2wks, but given that regular nail polish doesn't last 24 hours on my hands, I'm very happy with the wear time. Also, my nails are actually GROWING OUT, which is a friggin' miracle. I have always had thin, peely, weak, breaking nails. And I work in a hospital and wash my hands a bazillion times a day, which doesn't help. The gel polish protects my nails. I have nice nails for the first time in my life.
So, yeah, I'm all about the gel polish.