Originally Posted by dave lackey
But, what kind of question is this? Are you expecting someone to say NO?...or that Leica has 100% or even 90% or 80% returns on their cameras? Surely you are not... you will only invigorate the Leica bashers with this thread.
We have good people on this forum but you should research a bit more individually, as I have and come to your own conclusion.
Otherwise, the results you obtain from this kind of posting will be severely skewed and not worth a tinker's.
With all due respect, the Original Poster HAD already done his "research a bit more individually" through the "good people on this forum" by garnering his initial information through the RFF. This was already shown in his original post when he stated:
Originally Posted by StillKicking
However, there is so much negative "press" regarding the M9 on RFF I am having second thoughts..
Does anyone actually own a digital M that has not gone back to Leica for repair?
He then asked SPECIFICALLY for responses from RFF members who had NOT had problems with their digital M ... so yes, he DID expect people to say "no - we've had no problems with our M9 or M8 or M8.2" if that was the case - and why not ask that question ?
Were the results from this poll severely skewered ? Did the "Leica Bashers" (by which I gather you mean people who hate Leica SOO much they would have the lack of integrity to skew this informal poll of "digital m users" by actually lying and stating they had an digital M which needed to be repaired when they hadn't - or do you think that the original poster does not have enough of a brain that general "Leica bashers" who just say amorphously bad things about Leica will influence his thoughts on reliability of the M9 et al ?).
This question - which seemed eminently fair and reasonable to me - has now led to someone who had doubts over the (particularly) Leica M9's reliability (garnered through research on this very forum) having those doubts assuaged, or at least minimised, by other members of this forum. Now THAT does not strike me as an response to an unfair question, negatively worded which has produced a skewed response which was not worth a tinker's ... it seems like the type of question internet forums were made for.