My Uber experience is a good one, I have used Uber multiple times now, but was leery of jumping in. For me, convenience is #1, so although cost is an issue, it isn’t the top one. Like many, Uber seems to be more expensive than a taxi, but it isn’t. After jumping in, I have found that often times Uber is much cheaper than a taxi.
You can literally download the app, enter your credit card and schedule a pick up within 5 minutes. I would recommend getting a coupon code from someone as you will get your first ride free. I have used Uber to take me from my condo in Uptown to my downtown office and both ways is about half the cost of a day of parking downtown. A really nice feature I like about the app is that you can estimate the cost of your trip prior to scheduling a pick up.