I appreciate your sentiment!! I am glad to hear that you avoided the "ultimate" damage that I sustained. What is surprising is that the CF card can be placed within the slot in a reversed manner with very little resistance. While there is some resistance to innappropriate insertion it is so minor that it can be overlooked and ensuing damage can occur. I do think that there will be more such occurences in the future; it is my hope that bringing people's attention to the ease by which the reversed cards damage the pin bed that others will not fall victim to this problem.