I had PRK done in fall '05. My vision was really bad, legally blind without glasses and at best saw 20/25 with contacts or wearing glasses. The healing time was a bit longer for me, for a month I could see moderately well while it slowly improved, PRK can take as long as 3 months to see the final results, which for me are 20/25 and I loooove it. With PRK you also only have to wait two weeks to get back on the water, because there is nothing to knock loose. I think I paid around 3k to have it done, one of those things where I didn't want to go low budget
I did want LASIK originally, but they switched me to PRK because my astigmatism was so bad there was a chance my eye would totally loose shape when they made the deeper cut for the flap.