Agreed. The first time I used mine, I didn't filter as well as i could have, and bits of hops and break kept dripping out as a I moved it around until the next brew (2 weeks later). I kept flushing it forward and back, and I kept seeing more bits and pieces come out. Uggg. I tried the PVC hop spider, and managed to warp and melt mine a lot and then found that Jaybird (a vendor here on HBT) was working on a filter that would work with his false bottom, and I've been happily using that for a couple of months. It costs me a bit of liquid at the bottom, but the ease of cleaning and maintaining the whole system is a huge plus for me.