My overall experience with many sponsors on IM has been positive. Some wrinkles here and there but nothing that has warranted making a thread to complain. Sh*t happens. I work in the manufacturing industry (Sales) and believe me, there are always going to be issues with product defects, shipping, damaged goods, etc. Occassionally, we will manufacture and ship product that was subpar and should not have passed inspection. Humans make errors, machines break down, raw materials sometimes arrive that have to be rejected or get used and then we find out from customers that product is failing in the field so we issue Return Material Authorization and/or credit them accordingly. Point is, the complaints on this board happen across the world with any business - not just gear. Many (not all) complaining posters should take this into consideration.
And I'm not defending actual scammers b/c I think all and any scammers should be summarily executed. Selling bunk gear should warrant the death penalty.