The moment I had been expecting (yet not pleasantly) has finally come. My 360 red-ringed and I m waiting for my coffin.
I hope microsoft deal with it promptly and give me a real lasting console (refurbished 360s are zombie 360s anyway, they ll go belly-up at some point anyway) - but I was told that they usually just change (I hope he didn't meen fix or modify) the motherboard for first timer 360s. It would be a shame for a purchaser who wants to buy about five 360 games this XMAS not to purchase a single one.
It's a first that I have to buy the same console twice, because despite the warranty and replacement program, the issue of the console will remain regardless and the next time I won't have any warranty and will be forced to buy a console again.