Ive never understood people blaming Creative for their problems.
Funnily, all other computers I built and installed/configured never had a problem with creative sound cards either.
So I really doubt most of the so called Creative problems are really Creatives fault.
Funnily, I've never understood why people think 'it didn't happen to me' means 'it doesn't happen'. I ran out onto the highway once as a kid and didn't die, therefore we should let our kids play on the highway. Good logic, eh? I played Russian roulette and didn't die, therefore people don't die playing Russian roulette. Makes lots of sense.
There are lots of common PC issues that I've never had. That doesn't make me believe that everyone who has had them is somehow delusional.