Warning,,,,rant There has been a lot of chatter lately from a number of individuals regarding the lack of any need for "broken software like RollBack Rx" (not my words for those who did not pick up on it) or that Rx is "junk" (again not me). It is clear from the discussion that these individuals are quite tech savy, that is, when it comes to PCs they know their stuff. This can clearly be seen from a number of discussions that have been taking place and a good example would be the discussion regarding alternatives to Acronis True Image, https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=327200 . As can be seen in this discussion of boot disks and the merits of various approaches to these, as well as to the discussion of in depth investigations of the various imaging programs and how best to use them, that these guys are more knowledgeable than the average user. These guys know how to solve problems and protect themselves and really, thats great, but not all of us are able to do likewise. Some of us (many/most) need a little help now again and we often will get that help from programs that are designed to make our lives easier, and frankly I find some (most) of the Rx alternative regime suggestions to be rather more complicated than I care for. Besides, I have used Rx for 3 or 4 years without any problem at all, so why would I be interested in a more complicated solution? So I cannot defrag my drive while Rx is installed, really, that is of little concern to me,,,,, so I periodically will have to reset the baseline or uninstall and reinstall Rx, again, not a big deal. What is a big deal is that Rx has gotten me out of nasty jams on many occasions, and it did so without me having to be a tech wizard. And I am not just talking about rolling back to before updates that have gone wrong, or a virus or other malware infection, or even about testing software, I am talking about day to day problems such as files that were wrongly saved over, or files that were completely lost due to a computer crash etc. Here is just the latest example. I run a spreadsheet for my business and I do this nightly. When Friday rolls around I generally get a bit lazy and wait to run the numbers on Sunday evening. Well tonight when I tried to open my file things got bad. The bloody file had somehow gotten corrupted. It simply would not open. No problem though, I simply opened the Rx consoul, and mounted the snapshot from Thursday evening as a virtual drive I then copied my data files and my spreed sheet from the virtual drive and pasted them to my C: drive, 5 min later I was good to go. All this and me not being much of a tec (and thats an understatement). No fuss, no muss, and hardly any bother at all. What I do not understand is why my 3 or 4 years of experience with a program that has performed flawlessly is summarily tossed aside by its detractors as if my experience was not worth spit. How come their couple of weeks experience is more valuable, and more telling, than my 3 or 4 years worth. In fact, I wonder if it could be the case that their expertise is what may have been at the bottom of their problems. No off the shelf PC for them I bet, maybe they tweaked the H of their systems, maybe they have some exotic hardware or even software that interfered with how Rx performed. I have no idea, but its possible, is it not. Now don't get me wrong, I did learn something from their negative experience I leaned about filters and how, if you load Rx before or after IFW problems may occur. Good to know for sure (I guess), I also learnt that before you install any program that works at a low level its a VERY GOOD IDEA to create an image of your drive, JUST IN CASE. Valuable for sure. So these guys provide a valuable service to the rest of us. They alert us to potential problems that we may run into and they alert us how to possibly avoid or remedy these problems when (and if) we do run into them. But thats as far as they they should take it. IMO its just rude to talk down to people who are less knowledgeable than you are and to suggest that folks who are using a program that has worked very well for them for years are somehow stupid and or ignorant. The fact is this program works very well and does so a very great deal of the time. Why it should have to live up to a "perfect record" standard is beyond me. No program does so why should they insist that this one should. Very puzzling indeed. I for one will continue to use Rx until something better comes along or until it stops working for me. Some good programs get abandoned by their creators and need to be let go, others get purchased by 3rd parties who manage to turn them in junk. I have been using a PC long enough (and lived long enough) to know nothing is forever and nothing is always and under all circumstances going to work the way you would like (or hope) it to. Bottom line, I would suggest that if any of you out there have been put off from trying RollBack Rx because of the statements that have been made by these good folk that you think about giving it a try yourself. By all means take precautions, that just makes sense, but decide for yourself if Rx (or any other program) has a place on your PC. Lastly I want to apologize for this rant, it is now 4:27 am local time and I have been up for more hours than I should be.