Maybe everyone's batteries are low and need recharging. I plan on reading more and responding more in the future. I first responded regarding rechargeable AA and AAA batteries. I also agree that I am about flashlight'ed out. The innovations are far and in-between. My everyday carry is a UltraFire $6 flashlight that I bought on Ebay. The more expensive ones are at home. So if I loose my cheapo flashlight that is very dependable, or loan to someone and never get it back, no big loss.