Man, I'm sorry to hear that. It's funny because travel is what made me really decide it was time for something along the lines of the 690. I recently hauled my Mamiya TLR on a 5 day hiking/camping trip to the Cascades. That got old really fast but I ended up with some nice shots and have no regrets. I appreciate what you said about not posting something unless you had a bad experience. My intent was surely not to trash KEH. On the contrary they have been extremely easy to deal with. Hopefully your experience was a miscommunication problem ( a really inconvenient one). It does suck that you still don't have your 645 and I can definitely understand your point of view. Thanks for sharing.