I play intramurals and whatnot every so often. To be honest it still gets very sore the day afterwards, but it usually goes away after a day. The reality is that it will never be the same, but it really shouldn't keep you from participating in the things you enjoy doing. I got the hamstring graft. It practically never hurts while I lift weights or run for distances.
It really only bothers me when sprinting, but even this isn't that bad. I didn't try and play any active/competitive sports for at least a year after my surgery, but that was not because I couldn't, rather I just did not try.