Well, it's been a bad few days for my flashlights. First, I was messing around with my Defender Infinity in the hardware store trying to find an o-ring that would fit it better, and dropped the head of the flashlight on the concrete floor. It actually landed just right to where it bent the thin aluminum below the threads enough to mess up the twistie action.
If that wasn't enough, grabbed my Spear as a backup the next day, twisted a time or two to go into low, and the spring soldered to the cree module came un-soldered! So now I have 2 lights down for the count.
I like the DI so much I will probably go through the process of getting it fixed. The Spear, I may just put in the market place for one of you guys with a soldering iron.
I've looked at my entire flashlight collection with an eye toward evaluating for ruggedness, even did a few drop tests and the like. I think I know what my next purchase is going to be.