Nope, i don't care. As long as it works and lasts, that's all that matters. You're assuming it won't last because it's not made of steel. That's probably an erroneous assumption on your part. Quality is the end result, not what somethings made of - how are you enjoying your $1000 cables? I put it in my rack and forget about it. And even if it doesn't last as long as the oppo, i paid $90 for my 110. I could buy 5 of them and still come out ahead.
I think 95% of the members of this forum could afford an oppo, most just choose to spend their money a bit wiser. Oppo makes a great player, but unless you need a universal player its a waste of money. If you do need a universal player, you should have never purchased a panny.
As for $1000 cables, well unless monoprice.com did some credit card fraud on me I don't know about, my HDMI Cables (all four of them) Were about $22 shipped to my door. So When you Assume? Well...you know the rest (or do you?)
As for "Spending money wiser" Well, that's like beauty...it's in the eye of the beholder.
Only reason I purchased the 310 was because I needed/wanted dual HDMI out. I tried to do the cost effective thing and buy an inexpensive player so that I didn't have to throw the baby out with the bath water (my perfectly good 2 1/2 year old Yamaha receiver in order to retain Lossless audio AND use the 3D on my new set.
What I soon found out though, was "You get what you pay for".
The panasonic didn't live up to the claims in the marketing (FOR ME)
It may for you, and I hope you're right. I'll put it to you like this, there are 124 user reviews for the oppo 93 on Amazon.com right now. of those reviews, 109 people gave it 5 stars, 9 4 stars and only 1 1 star review. The Panasonic only has 25 reviews, and already has 4 1 star reviews, and I haven't even reviewed it there...so that'd be 5 if I took the time.
So, obviously...Oppo is doing something right and Panasonic, well I think as far as their BD players are concerned, they've fallen off big time.
I prefer peice of mind when I buy things, and out of the box...brand new the thing was either faulty or flawed or both. So how was it going to be once i put some milage on it? I'd rather not find out thank you.