I've had my Special edition Keurig for 12 months now and haven't had a single issue with it. When I first got it, I used it a lot (4-5 cups a day). I continued to use it like that for about 4 months. Then I tapered the use of it to 2-3 cups a day. At the six month mark of ownership, I ran two complete tanks through of Pur filtered water at highest temp settings to help clear any build up within the system. To this day, my Keurig is still working like new. -- Reading your post made me want to punch a kitten in the jawbone.