Its definately worth giving a go.
I'd say to anyone who's not done it and are wondering, first thing is to use a good quality fluro - I'd recommend using 3 or 4lb Unitika FC, or Sunline Super Sniper.
I've used both and know they are good - to be honest though I've not used many others, but nevertheless, I know I have had no problems with those lines whatsoever, so on that basis, I'm happy to suggest them to save you the hassle of buying a crap fluro line that'll put you off using it for life.
Don't be afraid of going straight to 3lb either. I started off with 4lb Sniper - 'just to get used to it before I go lighter - don't want to loose to much gear'. Silly, waste of time thought.
3lb is fine - there's heaps of stretch which will actually save you fish at times, and to be honest, if your gonna get smashed on 3lb, theres a bloody good chance that you still would get smashed on 4lb - you'll probably just get a few more seconds of the fight. So just go straight to 3lb.
2lb - different story. Get used to 3lb first.
Decent reel is important to.
Not going to get drawn into any major opinions on good/not so good reels. Just make sure its small - 1000, 2000 or if you must, 2500 - no bigger though - has a good line roller and bail system, and of course its gotta be silky smooth. Any crunching in the gear will drive you nuts. Change handle bearings if you have too. Generally an easy job, but an easier job to put off and put off and put off.....just do it if it needs doing. You'll be glad you did.
Finally, and probably the key bit of advice, is as follows:
When you have actually lost your shit with 'how dead it feels', and when you are totally over it and are already deciding what nice new, totally non-stretch-so-you-can-feel-everything braid your going to replace it with - leave it on, and keep using it for another few weeks. You just have to wait a bit longer for that moment of enlightenment.
Stay focused, Glasshopper.
It will happen.....you'll all of a sudden get a hit, and thing 'oooo!...I just felt that......', and then you'll realise that infact you can feel almost everything you can with braid - you just got to handle the line differently - different line management. It might take a while to work it out, but you will eventually get it.
I've never had wind knots to deal with - just the occasional one here and there, but they're just what happen with any line at some point. Obviously you've still got to keep an eye on the spool - like you do with braid - just to make sure everything is running good, and you're not about to shoot a birds nest straight down your guides. It's super fine line, so it does have to be looked after.
Anyway, give it a go.