Oh no, that is a bummer, Ciel! I really like using mine. I made a great beef and barley soup/stew this weekend. I also made some beef stock from some marrow bones they had at the grocery store. I am using it more than my stove top of late. My dd commented that it is like a new toy for me. It really is, lol.
I would watch for a sale price, since they do always go on sale.