That's great that you've been able to get some good use out of your pico. I hope to do the same, but if they go under I don't think I'll be able to send mine in if I have a problem. At that point it would become, as some have said, an expensive paper weight. This is my worry right now, having received mine just before the shipping hold.I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of problems I have had on BOTH of my Picos.
Two. Two problems and Pico immediately sent out a new Pico so I could use the box to pack up the old one and send it back under warranty.
I have brewed nearly forty manual recipes, and probably twenty PicoPaks.
YMMV but I have gotten good mileage out of mine.