I never had a problem with M2s at all. And I own five. Very reliable. Your just one of the few unlucky ones. Caps can go on almost anything not just the M2s. I changed some caps on a 32" lcd tv that was only 6 months old, this was about 3 yrs ago. Still working great, no more issues. Instead of replacing the M2, why don't you get the value that is printed on the caps and go to Radio Crap? They should have the caps you need. And change them yourself. If you know how to de-solder/solder this shouldn't be a problem.....easy fix, plus save yourself some $dough$ too. I'm also planning on getting the Opus 360, being the next project I do will require more with a quad core setup. Opus products are great to. Good Luck.