Re: It's the way things are going
'Time perhaps for a mandatory 5 year warranty...'
Just because you might want to have a stab at fixing an out of date bit of kit the rest of us will be forced to pay extra (that mandatory warranty isn't free and the consumer will pay).
Why don't you choose to buy some insurance for when your device breaks then you can get it professionally repaired and let me be free to choose not to.
I will save my money and when mine breaks I will just send it for recycling and spend that saved money on the latest model (or something else entirely).