Well I accidentally amazed myself today. About 4 months ago, I brought in an old Pentax IQ Zoom P&S that I found out in my garage. It had been sitting on a shelf for a number of years. I popped in a new battery and the camera came to life, so I snapped off the remaining shots that were left on the film. I figured the film was toast, since it had sat in the camera for a number of years, freezing in the winter (good), roasting in the summer (bad). I removed the film and set it aside. Today, when gathering film to take in for processing, I mistakenly grabbed that roll instead of another that I intended to take. When I got the photos back, I was initially very confused, as I did not remember shooting the first few. When I came to shots of a vacation I had taken and an event I had attended, I was amazed. The colors were superb!!! This film had to be at least 14 years old since my nephew, who was on the vacation with me, was about 16 at the time. He just had his 30th birthday!!!! I'm pretty certain this was Kodak Gold 200. Guess I won't be writing off old film anymore.