It's pretty simple really, scope isn't worth a thing to me while it's getting serviced. I have sent enough of it back. Except for the top tier stuff Leupold is still living off of its old name. Much like Remington had been. By the time I get to the Mark 5 scope I'll be spending my money on a different brand. You do you, fine if you are happy with their products. I have personally dealt with a lot of failure from their products. You can call me whiny, don't care. When you have to go on about how great a product is because of the warranty, it should tell you something.