I have an infrequent use of the Myki cards and is pretty much limited to weekend usage, with few exceptions. I have found Myki to be rather convenient, economical, easy to use, easy to to up and keep track of my activity online. I like it!
I've grown to like it, at the start I didn't like it because their system was always breaking down (free ride?). Now it's more steady and I quite like it, you can even recharge on the bus if you absolutely have no money left in your myki.
As a regular public transport user, I have grown used to Myki. However, I don't appreciate how expensive Myki is as opposed to Metcard along with the annoying difference between Myki money and Myki pass.
I agree with EricaL. From another State, and as an irregular user, I purchased Metcards which expired before I used them, then bought Myki by driving to get it, Then it didn't work - three times, inc once when it worked when I got on but not when I reached destination. I disembarked rather than keep trying. Now I've got an email saying it's due to expire. What a pain! I'm glad you can now recharge on the bus. Can you do that on a tram too?
I love Myki, I don't travel often but I love not having to worry about getting a ticket every time I want to travel and having to make sure I have money. For family who don't come from Melbourne I suggest sharing the card around. Its great. Maybe a universal system for Australia would be a good move!
I used Myki for the first time last week It cost us $30 dollars just for the cards two that is and then $8.00 for fares. Plus the tram ride was a shocker the driver just didn't no how to take of from a stand still It was full throttle every time. I had a very bad fall left black and blue and so did other passengers And we pay for this I had my three and four year old grandchildren with me It was there first and last tram ride IT was reported. by jumpers.