I actually had this procedure done a few years ago. The first few weeks afterwards were the worst.. And the couple days after were very painful. My eyes were extremely sensitive to light for these few weeks and my vision was definitely a little "hazy", though this wasn't too too bad. My eyes haven't gotten worse since having it done, as they almost definitely would have had i not had the cross-linking done, and even came out of it a bit better than they were before it.
If you do think you'd like do have it done, the earlier the better. You definitely have a point about being a test subject though, zeppelin. I just found the alternative in which my corneas continued to degrade even less appealing.
@chavtheworld: Just for fun! I wasn't quite familiar enough with Unity to have been able to hammer this out in a weekend, but I'll definitely take part in the next one. I was dabbling in XNA as well before, but now that Unity has 2D support it seems to be the way to go. Have you had any luck getting webplayer builds to not run super choppy?
@mrfrox250: Thanks a ton! EA and I are in discussions right now, but I'm holding out for a few more million.