I have been fishing an average of every other week for 60 years and have only broken 2 rods. One because I was stupid and slammed it in a car door, the other because I left it laying on the floor and it got stepped on. I wonder how much extra we pay to cover the cost of careless people who dont take care of their equipment and want to get a free replacement under warranty. They dont warranty your car, boat,motor, ect. against carelessness. Why should we pay for someone elses carelessness. Not really a rant, just a question for some serious thought. Whats your take??