Man that sounds terrible- I'm on my second CFL grow and have learned a TON doing so very much with the help of the people around this forum. Ended up with some very very good buds last harvest... pure CFL.
Will be moving to LED/solstrip for the next one but that time was invaluable.. Learned multi-point right from the start.. now i just upgrade the tech and boom... here is some bubbblegum that was 100% CFL veg/flower:
The only true negative I can think of, IMHO looking back,is not picking up and getting started sooner (because of that exact 'mentality- i thought without HID - it's a waste of my time..couldn't have been more wrong..lighting has come a long way since the 90s..lot of options out there).
Just bit the bullet and started some bagseed about a ~year ago. Needless to say; no regrets.