I switched to PL in January of 2014, got supplies (a nice stash of PL cards and some packs of page protectors) and did it for a while but then I found myself gravitating back to traditional layouts, but with the photos lined up in a PL-style grid on the page. Meaning: I print the photos as if they were going to be going into the pocket pages (3x4 or 4x6), but then just lay them out in a grid on a piece of cardstock or toned-down patterned paper. Then I lay the embellishments on top. I find that by not being bound by the little pockets, embellishments and titles and labels can stretch between photos and I can use the negative space for jotting journaling. I like working with the entire space of the page versus the little pockets. I know some people embellish over the top of the protectors, but I tried that once and just didn't like the way it looked.
I keep thinking I should switch back to at least a little bit of PL pages here and there (I really do love the way the cards and the pockets look), but I'm having a lot of fun doing a mix of the two styles and I'm getting a TON of pages done, so I'm going to stick with it for now. The combination of the two styles (knowing exactly what sizes to print my photos plus being able to compose the embellishments over the ENTIRE page instead of being limited to a box) seems to be working for me- I don't think I have been this productive in my scrapbooking since I started ten years ago.