I don't wanna buy a press or industrial vice, and the local tire shop looks at me like an alien. Plus, shipping to CA and back is expensive and the gas. Think of the children? Love you. Zach
I've thought of calling FM and volunteering to be the service rep for my state . . . and do it for free so they can figure out their training plan.
Shipping from my state (or overseas) is obscene - they need to do something so it doesn't cost 1/4 to 1/2 the price of the board to get it serviced.
Better yet, bite the bullet, put up some official service videos, sell the spare parts, and help people to repair their own boards.
If they decide to keep going down the road of Apple, with proprietary EVERYTHING, I'm going to be the first one building my own OW when the awesome techheads out there figure it out and post it online.