There was a bunch of talk about warranties in the "little known facts about Aguilar" thread. Hey, a warranty is for one purpose only....to get you to buy the product. It isn't your "right" to get it fixed free, and it isn't a social service to offer a warranty. You buy because you know you won't have to pay for fixing it. They warrant it because they feel confident enough in it working that they will repair it if it goes bad in a given time. They figure their costs of repair will be less than their profit on the extra chunk of price they charge to "insure" the warranty. If they make trash, they go broke. So they have an incentive to make better stuff if they are on the hook for fixing it for several years. It isn't about helping you, its about getting your money, and why not? If they don't make a profit, they go out of biz, no matter if they make the best stuff in the world. If a company chooses to not make the warranty transferable, that is their right. Its your right to punish them by not buying, if you choose. Maybe they think you will keep their stuff thru the warranty period because it's that good. BTW, those long warranties are a pain for service shops...stuff is under warrranty so much of its useful life that its tough to make a buck on after warranty repairs. There aren't many. You sure ain't making much on in-warranty repairs, "bench rate" or no. My old shop had 50 brands for authorized service...I sure am glad they didn't all have 5 or 10 year warranties back then. Would have been broke fast.