I agree. I had a brand new BCZ3060TS burn the piston up with only 8 hours of use. On top of that, it was a POS cold blooded turd. I have a new 2660TS, and love it however...
I knew things were going down hill with 2 cycles, so I bought several Shindaiwa chainsaws and Shindaiwa 230s several years ago. I still have new ones in the box.
One thing that has surprised me is that the back pack blowers are not suffering. Those are better than ever. The bigger engines must do alright with the stratocharging.