I happen to have 2 leopard geckos, and they really do make great pets as far as reptiles go.
This is Olli
And this is Mojo
They're both girls (possibly sisters). I've had them for about 5 1/2 years now. They were pretty young when I got them.
I keep them in a 20 gallon tank and that seems like plenty of room for them. Baby geckos are a little jumpy, but with a little bit of gentle handling everyday they become quite calm and almost...cuddly.