I hear ya! I just dont see the problems with Par 36 lamps. To me they have always been a reliable lamp to use. I really believe that people just associate Par's with Well Lights and there beef has more to do with the welllight than the lamp. But I dont know. Eddie is one of the more credible guys here so I trust what he says but I think it comes down tot he fixture as well as the manufacturer of the Par lamp. We have had experience with Sylvania Par lamps wich were crap and failed almost imediatly but the GE seems to be such a reliable bulb, I just cant get away from it!