First: This is not to be an "us" vs. "them" sort of thread, people, please. Both tubed and patch-based pumps are incredible technologies that each work best for particular individuals. We're all different.
Which is why I'm starting this thread. I really want to know about you, the tubed pump users, and why you prefer this over the Omnipod. If you've used both, I especially want to hear from you! If not though, please don't be shy to add your thoughts.
So... basically, what this is about is wanting to understand a different point of view than my own. I'm an Omnipod user, I absolutely love it, and would return to MDI rather than use a tubed pump. This is, of course, an entirely personal, relative judgement. It's based on my own strong negative reaction to being tethered to anything. Not paranoid, just really irritated. I was one of the first adopters of BlueTooth stereo headsets when the A2DP part of the standard was implemented, because earbuds tethered to a cell phone / iPod / etc. would drive me batty working out, etc.
So for me, the Omnipod is a godsend. I could rehash all the various arguments for why no tether is so great, but we've heard them all before.
What I'd like to hear is why people don't like the Omnipod (absent issues of reliability -- assume it worked perfectly all the time), prefer tubed systems, etc.
Thanks for helping bridge the knowledge gap!