I bought a T (my only impulse animal buy ever!) to help me get over my fear of spiders. She is great. Can I post pictures of her? I have had her for 5 years. I never hold her, though sometimes I move her with a tupperware container if i have to clean. She is a g. rosea. Unlike most, she is pretty easy-going and has adapted to being in captivity well (though they are commonly handled, they tend to have troubles moving to the opposite side of the world and don't normally display natural habits!). If I were to do it all again I would have bought captive bred (and of a different species!).
Remember that the tank your fish lives in is his or her's whole world. Ask yourself this question, and answer it honestly: would you choose to live there?