Dropped mine for the first time (outside) yesterday. Had it in my lap when i walked out of the car. Smacked right on the tarmac and kept rolling under the car. Heartbreaking.
Edit: Oh, and ye.. ive dropped it maybe 5 times to the wooden floor, and the cartos have broken off :P
I haven't even had mine for a full month yet--it managed to drop to the floor twice on the first morning I had it, the first time it rolled right off the breakfast bar, so hit the kitchen floor from about 4 feet, both the provari and the stardust attached to it were perfectly fine, trust me I inspected it thoroughly as I was totally upset that it happened. Then about 10 minutes later it did the same exact thing, I had a huge ... moment at that point, and now I always make sure that the button is bracing it against the surface it's sitting on so that it doesn't go rolling around on me. The third and fourth times that it dropped, well that's blamed on one of the cats, she pushed it off the end table onto the carpet. I'm sure there will be more occurances, as the harder I try to take care of something, the more likely it is that something will happen to it.
Great thread, I'm cracking up at all the stories, keep 'em coming!
I keep dropping my satin off the table it always lands on the carto tank and snaps the carto, I've never dropped my mini or my black chrome though you wouldn't know by looking at the black chrome's finish looks like it been abused