Top Ten "Reasons I Don't Like This Component"

Many of us have had the short term experience of demoing or acquiring a piece of gear that, when we installed it in our systems, we soon realized that it wasn’t going to work.

An example I recently cited was after home demoing a CJ 17LS preamp years ago. I couldn’t stand the banging sound of the volume relays while adjusting. The unit sounded fine enough musically but this particular feature was intolerable.

What other features or quirks of components have you had similar experiences with over the short term? I’m not talking about chronic upgraditis, which most of us are afllicted with, just short term experiences that make us say, "this does not work for me."

No need to list ten reasons, just one or two. I'll keep a tab on them and summarize later.
As usual I  am wrong again.  That is a strange speaker plug orientation.  I understand your explanation, but like you I would find it mildly annoying whenever I looked at it!
LOL, thank you. Fortunately, most of my Naim gear is in the rack where I don’t have to see the back side, or in storage boxes where I don’t have to see any side!
heh Sleepwalker....I should proof read more closely.....It not I sounded artificial....
@pops: I totally agree on legacy Thiels. I had a pair of CS6s that I sold recently, keeping the 2.4s. Those bottom mounted binding posts were not only a PITA to get to while precariously tilting the cabinet if no one was around to assist, but, unless one had the spikes installed and adjusted fairly high, there was never enough clearance for my banana terminated speaker cables to make the 90 degree turn from vertical to horizontal. I’m happy Jim or someone at the company finally saw the light and mounted them appropriately on the back panels for later models.
Power amps with bright meters!

I do not want the distraction of useless information, or lights, when listening in the dark.