BUSLink still has some Lite-On's in their 52x drive boxes, you just have to look for the SmartBurn label. I saw quite a few of them at my Best Buy and Circuit City when they were having their BUSlink sales. Since you called them and they told you they no longer stock Lite-On, your going to get the same AOpen drive you have now if you send it back for a warranty replacement. Your not happy with AOpen anyways, so I would just recommend you getting a new CD-RW drive. Get one from LG or Samsung. Both of them are good brands and won't cost you as much as a Plextor or Yamaha.