I was talking to someone at work who is at the find what media your burner likes stage of the game and he seemed rather suprized that I never get coasters. I guess I never really thought about it. For a while there I was mainly just burning ricohjpnr01 as it is my favorite media, but as my stock piles of it were starting to get depleted faster than I could buy more. I now use ricohjpnr01 on my liteon 851s@832s and cmcmage01 on my 3500 and I cannot remember the last time I had a bad dvd burn (much less one that even scanned bad). I have smaller amounts of other medias but I just never wind up using them. I cannot remember the last time I updated my firmware either (why change it if it is working so well). Thier is one exception. I did get a few coasters with my aopen burner but that was trying one disk from every media I have (including crap ones) with various firmwares for posting in the aopen thread. I normally only use the aopen for cd burning and dvd reading.
So how many coasters do you get?