I recall a post from Steve that consisted of an apology for defective batteries and a pledge to make efforts to improve QC both abroad and in the stock room at home.
Months later I get my first VT reg auto, and its not working right. The switch is insensitive. It even quite literally sticks on for 3-4 seconds after I suck wind trying to get it going. I've tried Morandir's fix, and it didn't work, which says to me there is a bit more wrong with this unit than the post alignment (in so far as it can be rotated into place).
OTOH the eGo and tank that I ordered are phenomenal, no complaints there.
It seems the auto batts have been, and are, the issue. I have sent back at least 8, 4 of them permanently, for gift credit. I'm really not enthusiastic about rolling the dice, again, in hopes of someone picking an auto batt that works out of the stock room and sending it to me.
Over the past few months I've become partial to manuals, which is like heresy for me, because I really prefer an auto, and when V4L autos work, they are hands down, the best. But frustration has taken me other places, both in terms of batteries, and in terms of this forum. I rarely post or come here any longer. And I don't order 'stick' manuals, because to me, what's the point. Autos are great because of the feel and compact size. If I'm going to push a button I'd rather use a home made box mod or vendor fat batt.
So what's honestly been done to improve things? Because I'm not seeing it.