First I want to thank those of you for continuing to contribute input on this matter. It's nice to get real input rather than getting thrown under the "proverbial bus". Samala, thanks for the link. I had no idea (obviously) how much the escapements are affected by what goes on in the sound. Though semi difficult to understand, navigating through the posted link gave some great info. But I'm with you, it would be interesting to see the "up to" 2010 data. Thanks again! :thumb: isaacfab, I get the "law of averages" thing, but I'm sure that it was helpful to others. It can be sort of misleading in a way....but what else can they do really huh?