Not impressed with the Corsair
The 128GB looks a good idea in theory - trouble is that I can source an 128GB SSD drive and a suitable USB/eSATA crate for less than the £349 list. And with my combo not only do I get a faster-rated SSD drive, but also since the crate has eSATA I can get remove any USB interface limitation. Okay, it's larger than the Corsair too - but it's got pretty similar ruggedness, it's cheaper and faster, plus in USB mode I only use up one USB port, whereas the Corsair - unless you use an extension lead, is definitely going to block the other port in a pair.
Oh and the comment "Since Flash drives aren't generally used as SSDs " is true, however maybe it would have been worth pointing out that the hi-speed drives are the device of choice for "LiveCD" type installs. Granted these are usually Linux, but there's also BartPE etc for Windows and some of the partition backup/recovery apps can now generate their 'restore disk' to Flash Drive rather than CD (Paragon Drive Backup being the one I use). In these cases, you want the fastest drive possible, of a capacity between 4-16GB.
Last, I agree with some of your comments about the PNY Attache Optima drive. Yes, it's fast (nicely so), but I don't agree that the clever (and easy to use!) folding mechanism is any flimsier than others out there. I bought my 16GB Optima about 18 months ago and it's still going strong, despite being dropped on server floors, crushed in bags in airports, zapped by X-ray machines etc and slammed shut when I've - ahem - not been in the best of moods. :(
Re: "Flash Just isn't SSD Material.... " - it must be Monday morning blues, but I don't see anything remotely amusing in anything you've typed - but ymmv.