Originally Posted by kolaric
I tried basses with adjusters at my school and it just doesent feel right, and the current bridge was supposedly an expensive job...
That's hardly an adequate assessment of adjusters, IMO. Consider that many (most) of the players who post here regularly have adjusters on their bridges. Adjusters don't really have a "feel" that you'd likely have noticed. Given your small sample, the basses you tried with adjusters likely had poorer setups and/or setups that you found less desirable. I doubt it was the adjusters, per se.
That your current bridge was expensive is irrelevant. Unless there are other problems with the bass, the fact remains that the string height is lower than what works for you and you'd like it higher. It may be the case that your expensive bridge can be saved and you can get the height that you want by installing adjusters.
Speaking of "feel," I've found adjusters to be invaluable in that regard. As the seasons change, very small adjustments allow me to maintain the feel that I prefer. I'm convinced that the resulting slight changes in the tension on the top have a larger effect on the feel than does the change in string height.
I suggest that you do more homework regarding adjusters. You can likely save yourself time by visiting a good luthier.