Thanks for the counterpoint motorep! I wonder if this is a "new" thing? The people that have owned their Tasco's for a while seem surprised, but from some recent purchasers I'm getting "Me too!" style messages. Not all about the rings, but some, and mostly about "terrible" customer service. Have you had yours long?
And the complacency of the "average American" for incompetence and shoddy workmanship drives me bonkers, anyway! If it's Evil, just Don't Touch It!