hmmmm if you (the OP) are so disgruntled at ATI then simply sell up and go to the green team. It seems from this forum alone from the poll results that only a small amount of people have had problems. Now lets look at it globally, I would say maybe around 5% of people are having these problems. It does not warrant ATI the money or resources to fix it. Maybe you just got unlucky and you received a bad batch and all they are doing is circulating (this is not ATI's fault its the retailers). Its the same if not worse over at the green camp, many people here including my self have had GPU's die on them. For example: My cards: Green camp - 5600 died, 6800 died, 8800GTX DOA Red camp - X1900XTX died RMA'd new X1900XTX DOA, 4870X2 one GPU died RMA's new one works like a charm. It happens, I could not even count the amount of times I have had to RMA a PC component. Countless HDD's, GPU's, CPU's, etc, etc.