I don't think he's trolling but as A123 points out there are so many unknown variables that's it's hard to say what truly happened. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of statistical evidence to say this is a widespread EB problem but at the same time it may be something that's at least on Ford's radar. The oddest part about this story is when it's told here he terms it as he was talked into a F150 against his better judgement and how he should've gone with GM in the first place. However, when he tells this story at F150Forum (doing a Google search on "Ecoboom F150" isn't hard) he says he just loves this truck, it's roomy and gets great gas mileage. So he comes here and says he wishes he bought a GM truck but goes to a F150 site and says he loves the truck? And as Michael_S so astutely asked, if you knew you'd be driving 70k miles in less than a year and a half why wouldn't you buy an extended warranty?