My Canon A95 camera bit the dust with an E18 error in October on my way back from San Francisco. I finally got it sent in for warranty service some months ago, and after not hearing anything, gave up on the repair being timely. Yesterday, I got a shipment notification that my camera had been repaired. Today, it arrived, and in the box, instead of finding a Canon A95, I found a refurbished A610 — the same camera, only higher resolution and with a bigger lens (and newer versions of the same firmware.)
Aside from being without a camera for three months, I’m pretty happy.