I am looking for a slot 1 card and have been hearing good things about the CycloDS. Now I don't mind paying the money for 1 but for $60 I am really concern about the built quality. Is it really worth it for me to take the risk? Now, I also have several questions: 1. Is the defective rate getting better or worst, like is the later batches of cards better or worst the earlier ones? 2. Has TC been actively trying to remedy the problem? Do they acknowledge the problem? Are they ensuring that the card's built quality will get better? 3. How long is the Cyclo's warranty? Like am I going to be screwed over by being an early adopter? 4. Now people talk about DOA rates but do any1 have an idea what the failure rate over time? See, the Cyclo situation somewhat remind me of RROD. Excellent products if not for the horrible failure rate. I don't mind paying a bit for a 'better' card but I don't want to be constantly sending dead cards back. I want to know whether the situation will get better and whether TC is handling the situation like Microsoft is handling the 360, i.e. on top of replacing faulty units they are also actively trying to solve and built better ones.