I ask this question because of all of the HT gear produced in the past several years, not once can I remember Yamaha being affected by some major QC issue that others have such as the debacle w/ Harman Kardon a few years back w/ the AVR-65, and then Denon after that w/ all of the overheating issues w/ the AVR 3300. Also not to be forgotten is the Sony ES problems reported a few years back w/ some of their units overheating and shutting off. You may be able to recall other brands as well, but throughout the last few years, Yamaha, as a whole, has been virtually major issue free. Now I know that some of you will post replies like: "Well my (insert brand or model) hasn't given me a single problem". Or, some might go on about the "Yamaha's not perfect either..." rant. I'm not saying that Yamaha is perfect, nor am I a Yammie fanboy. I've had many brands of receivers incuding Yamaha, and I'm actually looking to purchase the Sony 5ES soon. It's just that Yamaha seems to have been affected less w/ lemon equiptment that does what it's not supposed to do and vice versa. For those of you who agree, to what do you attribute this?....Luck? (which I don't believe in),....or solid QC and R&D? And please, no Yammie haters who want to disagree just because you don't like the brand.