Printer died a week and a half ago. My brand new hotend, which was working great, popped a wire right down at the tip of the thermistor. Then one of the wires on the heater broke while I was fixing that.
It's back up and printing. It's lovely to hear it singing behind me.
I scavenged the thermistor and some wire from my old hotend and everything's good. Required a bit of learning and some dis/re-assembly, but it's up and working and that's always a lovely feeling.
I look forward to a better quality printer, but man...I've learned so much taking this one apart and putting it back together again that I really have an appreciation now for what's involved in this robot. Can't wait to see what 2015 brings in this space.