Exactly. No one is bashing anything. People are providing their personal experiences as I requested. My primary problem with USPS is the lack of real tracking. Perhaps the minimal service they offer is good enough for some people but I prefer to track the day-to-day movements of my packages to the doorstep. That gives me a greater sense of security. In this situation I am without that security and I am left hoping for the best. This was not an ebay purchase but I did pay using PayPal so I suppose I'm still covered by PayPal...I hope.My point is that only the privately own couriers like fed ex have continuous tracking in international exchanges and a true signature confirmation service that meets the requirements for paypal's seller protection.