As there seems to be a great deal of polarisation about Mesh on this forum, and the often put forward view that people only write in with their negative experiences, I thought I'd add my Mesh experience as it happens.
I've had a Mesh PC for nearly 5 years, and not had any trouble with it. I started looking round last year for a (long overdue) replacement. I read many contributions to this forum (in lurk mode - sorry) and formed my own views based on the experiences of others.
Like many others, I concluded that there is a great deal of luck involved based on lots of factors. Some PC components will fail whichever supplier assembles them, but we can help ourselves by choosing a supplier who uses quality components. There will always be employees who let their company down, but we can choose a supplier who at least gets some positive post-sale feedback.
So with this, my previous experience, PC reviews, the ability to supply the system I wanted, and price, I decided to ask Mesh to supply my new PC. Last Friday (10th Jan), I placed an order for a Matrix 2700+RD97 with an Audigy 2 soundcard and Inspire 6700 speakers. No complaints at all about the pre-sales service, response to emails for quotations received within hours. I was told that the machine would be despatched on Thursday 16th for delivery on 17th Jan.
Yes, I know about the general problem with the 6700 speakers, but it is not insurmountable.
I'll give you an update on Friday.....