Just had my second 'scope about three weeks ago - first one was a partial menisectomy and clean-up, done in January 2002, and this one was another partial menisectomy as well as a Plica excision (special note for all the other type "A" personalities out there - take the extra time to rehab it and give it a chance to heal!).
First time I walked out of the recovery room and never used my crutches - and was really not ever in much pain. This time I allowed them to wheel me out of the hospital, and used crutches throughout the first day and had a pretty good amount of pain. However, the second day and just about every one since have been pretty pain free.
The recovery this time is slower, but I am also being very cautious and forcing myself to go slower - I really don't want to have a third surgery on the same knee. However, the OS is confident that I will have a full recovery with no limitations on activity (including being able to run again!).
Hope this helps!