Wow. Hate to hear of all the faults with the bow. Mine is 4 yrs old now. I've only had to replace the parts as previously stated, but that's it. I've even replaced the strings/cables twice only because I "felt" I should, and kept the old ones as spares. Can't even imagine how many shots it's had. I just wonder if the quality or component/composite makeup has changed since the old version. What hasn't changed yet is PSE great service, but it definitely would **** me off to have to use it very often! Good luck with the new kit.