While you can find some great prices at
the Sony Style Retail store, Sony just is not the company it used to be.
More often than not the higher-end models break within a year. It seems to be a general downhill slide that I'm seeing and it isn't just with Sony. If nothing else, I wish they'd improve the durability of their products.
Despite the issues I might have from time to time with the company, I do trust Sony more than any other company. I think they'll always have a customer in me.