Not asking this with the intent of starting another flaming/bashing thread.
Just wondering what happened? Seemed several people claimed to be in position of insider info about if/when this "Holy Grail" firmware would be released.
I can certainly live without it, but sometimes I think it could be fun to do a check like those I have seen posted forever from people with Lite-On/BenQ etc.
My NEC-3500 seems to burn just fine, it's the reading from it that makes me shake my head.
While I have your attention, are any firmwares better readers than others or are new firmwares purely for improving writing (3500A)