Joe is right...the surgery isn't to be taken lightly. That said, it can be a lifesaver. Above all else, be sure to research your surgeon very carefully.
You are very right...many people have the surgery, and go on with their lives without ever posting a single thing online. The majority of people are happily enjoying their improved quality of life.
There are quirky changes that occur, so a level of acceptance is required. You need to really want the surgery...to really need it...to need it badly enough that you're willing to accept a few inconveniences.
I've had a few issues with my wrap, but that's not why I stay around here. I needed the surgery very badly for many years, but I read so many horrible accounts online while I did my research, that I was too frightened to go forward.
The good people on this forum were positive and realistic, and provided information and first hand advice. They gave me the courage to go forward with a very scary surgery.
I decided then, that I wanted to pay forward their kindness, and help others the way they helped me.
I wish you luck in finding answers and making the right decision for yourself.
Have a great week,