Thanks, I can't wait until I get mine...so many good compliment on them. I'm glade I bump into this thread, this whole breaking problem was worrying me, but you cleared it up. Hopefully the esw9a will satisfy me and stop my quest in the mean time. If not I might jump back to look for full size like the D2000 or DT990.
It's like the Twilight Zone, it never stops, it only gets worse.