My recovery is going relatively uneventful, thanks for asking. Just takes time for the soreness and swelling to settle down, but otherwise good. I haven't picked up a sleeve yet either, as I'm hoping I won't want it, but just something I'm considering if I feel like I want the warmth and cushion when down on my knees or mountain biking.
I've done taping before but not laser, I'm not familiar with it. The taping seemed to help when I was younger to help keep the kneecap in place, but it wasn't really a long-term solution for me as it didn't correct the underlying issue I had going on and it's not like I was going to walk around with tape on my knee for the rest of my life.