Do you have any evidence to back up your thousand are fine to each failure statement. I wager the failure rate is much much higher. There are many other web sites with 746 pro info in addition to the discussion group. I personally know of at least six people in the Cincinnati area with failures and three suffered MULTIPLE failures. One of which Icom refunded his complete purchase price after nine months. It spent approx six months on the road back and forth. They finally threw in the towel after the fourth failure. I will agree it is a great rig WHEN it works. Don't whitewash the failure rates though. I had a friend who thought like you until he suffered his own failure. He then became a believer. Good luck.