Thats a great review - should open the potential buyers eyes in a few areas. I have to say I havent been following the Cub line like I should have been the last few years. I used to be passionate about Cub products - certainly my Cub 3204 has been a great performer and will continue to be, there are areas that cheapness shows and takes away as a whole.
I would hope that each year that passes, they would fix the issues, but they appear they have not. Each year of a particualr model should be a signifcant improvement over the year prior, at least IMHO.
Not sure how the new 2500 series or 3000 series are doing these days