O.K. I'm going to be honest. I did even try wearing an IV 3000 patch over the spot, before putting the Pod on, after I began having skin reactions. It didn't solve the problem. I, personally, did not have enough places to wear the Pods, so I couldn't rotate sites as well as I can with the tiny infusion sets for my MM pump. I have some atrophy from years of injections of unpurified insulins, and I am slender, further limiting places I could wear Pods.
When I switched to a regular pump, one advantage was that I could carry around a much smaller BG meter. I can take a bolus by simply pressing the buttons on the pump itself. The CGM is amazing in helping me recognize both LOW and HIGH BGs. The disadvantage is that the insertion of the cannula and the filling of the reservoir is harder, but after maybe 2 months I began not having to think about it when it came time to fill up a new reservoir (I change every 2 days, as I did when I was wearing the OmniPods.)
It is more difficult to wear a dress with a traditional pump. I believe the Animas pump is waterproof, though. Hope this helps!
One more thing ... go to diabetesmine.com I believe Amy Tenderich (the blogger) wears the OmniPod, and has had site adhesive issues. Type that into a search box on her site, and see what comes up. Send her an e-mail!