It's your choice, so if you're completely comfortable with pads then you don't need to switch.
Tampons are a lot easier though. They're quiet, they don't smell, they're less likely to leak, they're easier to dispose of, you can't see them through your clothes, you can swim and wear thongs with them, they're hygienic and very comfortable, you don't even feel them. They're not a hassle at all, it just might take a few tries to get used to inserting them, and a few periods to get used to which absorbency to use on which day to prevent leaks. The only reason they could be a hassle is that you have to change them every 8 hours, but that's not very different from pads. And you can wear them at night.
You should try them, they're a lot more convenient and if you don't like them you can always switch back to pads :)
Used them for years