Speeds can survive a lot of abuse, what happened to it?
They can survive a lot of hard use, but not abuse. As a parent of triplet boys, I can easily imagine what they could do to a Speed -- there's glass, bellows material and all sorts of bendy metal parts that hands can 'play' with. And this does not even come close to what kids can do if they get the idea into their heads to want to destroy something. I kept my photo stuff in a different building altogether!
Stephanie -- sorry to hear about your camera.
At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can be a good day of exercise.