I know what you're saying. In the case of this vape, the only things that can go wrong are the thermometer and the torch. The vape itself is just a block of wood with a heat sink. I was very lucky with this vaporizer. At the time I didn't know a whole lot and the research I did didn't turn up much useful info. It was the only vape that was easily concealed and didn't require electricity. So I grabbed it knowing it was a bit of a shot in the dark. Up until April this was the only vape I had and it got heavy usage. When my thermometer crapped out on me (i.e. I broke the wire) I used it without until a replacement arrived. I agree with you about the warranty but speaking from experience, it isn't an issue with this particular vape.