It does indeed bring me deep satisfaction to know that another QS8 will make it safely through another night!
And btw I'm not attempting to flame the bracket system here at all as I feel it's much preferable to any of the aftermarket brackets I looked at (didn't even know they came with their own mounting brackets, I had a pair of wall mount brackets all ready to go when I opened the boxes and was pleasantly surprised to see the flush mount brackes included!!!). In fact I place the majority of the blame on the wire I was working with. I used 12 guage wire from momo price. It is fairly thick & stiff, and where I drilled the hole made moving it around just a bit trickier than I had anticipated. But it's still great wire for a very good price, just a bit more involving when working with it.
And for those who caught it, sorry... I don't have any prototype QS9's to boast about.