Slitrains,I do hope you get situated in a safe and permantly happy way.....Staying focused on the things one enjoys,can be of real help in the long run.It definitely takes the edge off when things seem a bit too much....
I love your enthusiasm in the hobby,and it's obvious why you are so well liked.
I have had audio related problems for a rediculously long time,but am really trying to stay focused on my hobby.I was expecting to be "done" with it all,by now.Not so!!
The industry is filled with slow turnaround mfgrs,unqualified dealers(your association with Mehran is a good one,btw)and escalating prices on everything from equip to mods.It's easy to understand why some folks go in another hobby direction....BUT we love our hobby,so we tough out the hard times.
Personally I've been looking at the wonderful/very large music collection I've worked hard to acquire over the numerous years I've been collecting.It's THIS that keps me focused on the better times to come.
Once everything settles in there's nothing quite like pulling out a listening gem,and losing oneself in the music and great sound!
My friend "twice" broke his Titan's cantilever.He got the replacements in due time,and is now very happy again.
I had a lightning strike three days after my dad's funeral(two years ago).My audio room was about the only part of my home not harmed,but my desire to upgrade many components,and mod others,not to mention buying new stuff has turned against me,since.It amazes me how so many companies are not set up to give the kind of support once common in "audio".Virtually "anything" audio takes about forever these days.
Gives creedence to the phrase "if it's not broken don't fix it"!...Of course we simply "must" move ahead in our audio quest,so things will never change,but YOU certainly deserve to be safe and happy!
Let's shift ahead to around "this" Holiday Season....I have no doubt you will be posting about how "everything" has settled down,and you are ecstatic,once again, about your system performance....
I've no doubt that time will come!!