I missread. Thought the title was "Just caught the lever"....I bent my shifter and brake levers too many times. I like your post better.
I thought the same thing and bought one new, but after watching listings for months I've now seen a hand full of them for sale locally on kijiji. If I new this then I might have waited and saved myself a thousand or two. But knowing the bikes history is all mine helps me to justify it.