There were a lot of dimmers in my house when I moved in, but I had them all removed. I never liked or used them. All the bulbs in this house are standard incandescent 60-watters. And I have the shades closed all the time, it is never very bright in here anyway, by choice.
And no, I'm not paranoid (anymore
) about CFLs, I just know they can't be used in recessed lighting fixtures - CFLs generate too much heat for that - and I have a fair amount of fixtures like that, esp. in my basement. So while I wait for CFLs that *can* be used in recesses to be invented, I've got a decent stockpile of regular bulbs.