I have mine for about a year now with no problem. I have had a 530s, 440s, 570s, and now the 590s...with never a problem. I know there are many for sale, but even at the price of around $1,500
for a new one....with what you get...it's a good value in today's market.
Yes there are Kenwood haters just like Icom haters...or any product that soemone had bad luck with...and yes...any product can be made on a "hangover monday".