Walked into LGS and they had a Glock 23C and an Advantage Arms 22 conversion kit. Package had 2 13 round 40 mags and 3 22 mags. I parted company with 850 bucks, but it is only money.
This is my fifth Glock in 25 years. First compensated barrel.
I would say it changes nothing for recoil, however, it does reduce muzzle flip or raise.
It is no real concern, the noise, flash or smoke in your face, shooting compensated Glocks, according to reviews I have read.
Cleaning a compensated Glock is really no more work, that I see so far.
A stick shift car is more fun to drive, and a compensated Glock is more fun to shoot. IMHO.
Gave my wife her Beretta Storm back, and the 23C is my new carry gun.