About two years ago I was tired of the injections and I started looking into the pump. I didn't want a tube in my stomach either. A friend's son has the Omnipod and I started thinking, wow, now that is exactly what I would want, no injections and no tubing. Long story short. My insurance company would not pay anything for the pod. They recommended Animas. So, I "settled" for the pump with the tube. It took me all of about two weeks and I forgot all about the tube. I think it was about two or three months after I started pumping I got the tubing caught on a knob in the kitchen and the site was ripped out. That was the first and only time anything like that happened. It didn't hurt anything but my foolish pride, I just put a new site in and went on my merry way. Everything becomes second nature very quickly.
I will highly recommend pumping, with or without a tube, to all who ask. Good luck. I might also recommend the book Pumping Insulin by Walsh. I have heard it referred to as the pumper's bible. It has a ton of great information.