I bought a 746 Pro when they first came out. The encoder in mine went out on the second day I owned it. HRO replace the radio for me but then about a year later the transmit driver IC burned up. It cost me $130.00 for shipping but Icom fixed it for free. I still have the radio but i bought a Pro 3 so I just use the 746 Pro for 2 meter SSB and for digital modes when I work them. I'll probably sell it one of these days.
I'm sorry you don't have the experience or understanding to realize that others possess a skill set that you seem to dismiss as fantastical.