I couldn't agree more, schmag. I just purchased an OCZ drive from NewEgg nearly two weeks ago, and got around to installing it two days ago. The reviews on this product http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820227590
were rife with many detractors, both of the product and the rebates (if offered) by OCZ. While I try not to bash these particular reviewers, it is painfully obvious that they do not do enough research before buying and they do not pay attention to all the details concerning the rebate requirements, either.
Despite the fact that I often will not buy a product based on an offered rebate, I went ahead and purchased this product and treated the rebate as a bonus as I have never had a problem getting a rebate from OCZ in the past. I also took advantage of OCZ's Support Forums, particularly this link: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum ... post567554
in researching the proper procedures for installing the new SSD in my custom-built computer. As a result, I am a happy camper and the install went flawlessly. I know its only been two days since I installed it, but I am confident that it will serve me for several years to come.
EDIT: One of the primary things to note: All SSDs are sensitive to voltage spikes, so you will need to disconnect the power cord from your PSU and discharge any remaining electricity from the motherboard by pushing the power button on your computer. In the case of a laptop, it is advisable to remove the battery before installing an SSD drive in it. If you have a desktop computer, you might want to check that your PSU has both active PFC and overvoltage protection in order to prevent any voltage spikes that might damage the SSD. You might also want to invest in some sort of line conditioner or surge protector as well. It is recommended that, if you are overclocking your system, you set everything back to the motherboard's stock settings before installing an SSD. Just FYI.