I had a school uniform for 12 years. I didn't think about if I liked it or not until I got the college (it's not like I had a choice in the matter). Once college started, I realized how awesome uniforms were. I had to start getting up earlier in order to give myself time to figure out what to wear! Never had that problem why my option was either plaid skirt or khaki pants.
The school uniforms were girls had to buy were not cheap, but all moms bought them big so they could be worn for years. I think I had one jumper from 1-3 grade, a bigger one for 4-6 grade, then we switched to skirts for 7-8 grade. Then onto high school, where you bought one three sizes too big for freshman year (and moved the button over) and by senior year, you were keeping it together with safety pins. Also, the skirts in high school got washed maybe once a month. Seriously, we joked that in case of nuclear holocaust, the only things that would survive were cockroaches and our uniform skirts.