>>>>" I think you have to realize that many come >to this forum because they are having a problem. If everything >is working fine, you may say nothing. So, there is a strong >bias toward problems. >>>>> > >oops, this is an assumption that is totally unverified
Experience with our Forums suggests strongly that Larry's statement is correct.
Whenever we see a new camera model that displays some type of fault, we ALWAYS get more posts from those people whose camera seems to have the problem. Those who are happy with their example - and it's usually the majority - simply don't post as frequently. That's partly because seeing lots of "mine is fine" posts can be annoying to those who genuinely have an issue and want to talk about solving it.
It's only when a thread like this comes along that we see posts from satisfied owners, to provide those who have a decision to make with a more accurate overall impression of the situation
>Since then I have learned that I do have, not only a focus >problem, but also an exposure problem.
Time will tell on that - we haven't seen enough evidence yet to be able to help you understand and diagnose what you are seeing.