You sure? I thought that if you had more than four PIF errors in a row than it doesn't matter what the max is and four consecutive errors are uncorrectable. I also heard it's generally a good idea to avoid any areas of solid red as it can result in disc skipping during playback.
But you probably know way more than me judging by your uber post count, so I guess I should just feel happy with it and move on? I wish my burns on my regular spindle media were that good (apart from the PIF cluster).
As an aside, why is it that sometimes a certain brand-name media is better than another brand name, when the media code is identical? For example, if my BenQ's are actually SONY08D1's, why are they consistently worse than the Sony-branded SONY08D1's?
I have noticed that if you view the BenQs edge-on, sometimes it looks a bit rough or like the printable-optical surface (whatever you call it) that's sandwiched in between is a bit wavy or screwy near the edge. The Sony discs look more professionally put together.