There is a reason I dont buy an extended warranty at best buy. But Im pretty Kichler has none of that in their warranty. And 15 years on a powdercoated fixture is pretty amazing .... considering they are even honoring it on the finish As per your #6 I also agree with you. But if Cast doesnt think anyone will have to use the warranty then why not bump it up? Knowing most of your product is pushed within your own distributor chains dont you have faith that you will not have bogus claims on damaged goods. I know for a fact Aquarius has never said just field destroy something. Fixture looks great and sounds amazing. Would like to see at least 10 year but hey my last name isnt Beausoleil.