Way too much buck for the bang, in my opinion.
What size are you looking at anyway?
It doesn't really matter anymore, and what do you mean by "Way too much buck for the bang"? I was orginially going to get a Corsair Force Series F40 40GB, but then they went out of stock, so i went with an OCZ and they were only like $10-$20 more but the OCZ is 60GB, keep in mind that I'm from New Zealand.
I'm also planning to Run my OS and a few games of my SSD.
I believe it's too expensive, improvement is not worth the price and last time I was looking at them they had the problem of limited number of rewriting.
Yes, they can only rewrite a few hundred million times, which only gives you about a few million hours of use. As for performance, they do operate at about 5x the speed of magnetic platter drives, and seek times are reduced to nanoseconds instead of milliseconds, making them about one million times faster than magnetic platter drives in that respect.
Too bad the rest of a normal PC can't keep up, so you can appreciate only a fraction of those magical numbers.
Except that the hard drive is the slowest part of any computer by a factor of 1 million. While the rest of the computer gets stuff done in nanoseconds, it can take whole milliseconds for hard drives to complete an operation. Literally millions of cycles can be wasted while waiting for it.