Another positive would be getting out of the bar scene. Personally, I've grown tired of it and don't really enjoy hanging out there 5-6 hours (includes set up/tear down) on a Friday or Saturday night until 2am. Pretty much the only part of it I enjoy is the playing.
I've also heard mix reviews about praise band leaders. Some expect a lot, some expect nothing at all. Not having expectations in line with the band leader can always cause problems... especially if there is no compensation.