Loren, I was hoping you had a good report after your 1st repair. This really puts us in an awkward situation. I took a different route and got a 2nd body. After spending all weekend with it (again), I've decided that the second one also focuses too inconsistently. I wish I still had my 40d. I have too much glass to switch to Nikon but refuse to accept this level of performance. I have to decide between another exchange or a refund. Fortunately, I am not a professional. Maybe I'll just focus on my other hobbies for a while and just use a reliable point-n-shoot for pics. Good luck with your efforts.