I realize it is a long thread, but you could have at least looked at Unwinder's posts. I already asked this question. He explained that he lives overseas, which makes a US lawsuit difficult and way more time consuming and costly than if he lived here. On top of that he lives close to the Ukraine boarder in Russia. If you read/watch the news you'd know he has way bigger things to worry about than this. Bottom line, EVGA took advantage of his situation knowing he would never file a lawsuit. That is dirty way to get out of paying someone for their work. I am not going to say I'll never buy a EVGA product, but it will have to be a fantastic deal, otherwise I'll spend the same or a little more on another brand.