lol my opinion stands on that. The unit I received showed signs of wear at the strain relief area to the housing. The carrying case may have contributed to that as well but I just don't see that as being acceptable at all. Heck even the Sui appears to be more sturdy in that regard although it doesn't really look like it.
BTW didn't you have problems with your AKG3003 and had to get it replaced under warranty? Wasn't that from the cable?