I recently made the move to AVCHD from miniDV and am loving it so far.
I went with the HF-10. I love it, so simple, small, and my wife isn't scared to use it with my kid while I am at work, unlike my GL-2. Partly because it is so small and easy to use, but also because there are no tapes, nor any time consuming rewinds and fear of taping over anything. Just turn it on and go. Once there are a few hours of footage I dump it onto the computer to play with.
Before I sold my GL-2, I imported all of my DV tapes (30+) onto my HD. I now have all of my videos over the past five years playable in a matter of seconds and a few mouse clicks.
(Message edited by alans on May 26, 2009)