I feel you cb... my food probe died mid cook a few weeks back and I took really good care of it and have only had it since July. That said, despite the probe being past the 90-day warranty period, Maverick replaced it immediately upon my calling them. I called them on the afternoon of the 28th and my probe arrived today. That is pretty good customer service if you asked me.
22" OTG; 22" Performer; mini-WSM; Brinkmann gasser; UDS (on the way); Maverick ET-732