It took me almost 3 years before I decided to do the watchman. I have friends that did the ablation and they were not happy with the results. My cardiologist recommended the watchman due to the high number of AFIB episodes I was having. I did all the research online about the watchman I could do. There really is not a lot of great info out there. Once I decided, I went for it. Now I will have to wait until they come out with the new devices.