I went veg and took my whole family with me a week ago. I thought that we would be eating "yucky stuff" until I had learned more and knew what I was doing. Instead, the food we are eating is so much more delicious than what we were having before. That's because I absolutely have to plan my meals out in advance, and sometimes I even have to start my meals in the morning. Plus, there are so many vegans who have gone before me and have a wealth of recipes online. My experience so far is that vegan recipes are much more likely to be good than random omni recipes I used to get from the Internet.
At any rate, my food is much more "gourmet" than the omni junk I used to slap together (think ground beef in a pot of mac n' cheese) and I would never have tried as hard if I weren't cooking for a whole family. So long story short, you're right!