I ain't got no dog in this fight, just adding my observations - Thanks to Wayne for directly responding to his market, via his post earlier in this thread. Two-way communication between and accessibility to both the craftsman and to the end-users usually results in better understanding and greater satisfaction with the product or service. I have always felt that the lack of vendor / manufacturer involvement in these type forums was a loss of opportunity. Thanks to Damytzeus for sharing his story and photos, money invested in good gear is seldom wasted, even if you don't chose to do such extensive field testing as Damytzeus. I imagine that even realizing that he is putting himself up for the observation, dissection and critiqueing of his accident, he still put it out on a public forum for others to benefit from. I just spent all my gear funds for a while, but will definately consider motoport when I can next upgrade or replace gear.