You're right, Milt. Chris Mathews has been raving about how wonderful the CFL bulbs are, and I've been posting on blogs about the other side of the picture. Here are my observations:
1. Many CFLs don't work when you first install them. To be sure they were bad, I tried them in more than one socket. Fortunately, Walmart took the bad ones back without a problem.
2. Many CFLs quickly fail. In my household, four of the initial ten CFL bulbs we installed failed within two weeks of being installed. They don't last as long as they're supposed to.
3. If you drop a CFL and it breaks, your house becomes worthless immediately. Unless you lie about what happened.