Well, at least Microsoft have already announced that if your system is one of the few that no longer reads discs, they will replace it for free. And not just give you a refurbished console or anything like that. They'll ship you a brand new 250 Gig model. You know, the black one with wifi built in. I'll admit that I'm secretly hoping that my system gets this unreadable disc disease so that I can get a new one. I'm still using one of the old models. You know, the ones where the disc tray is not even silver. lol I was thinking of trading in this old model for a new one but I guess I'll sit tight for a bit before going that route.