To be fair - it didn't STOP me from turning my desk into a study of entropy (more so than normal) full of random plastic objects.
(with random crochet / cricut / bike mod hardware hanging out in the back where it all got shoved when I started taking things off the mat)
But the tracking spreadsheet I set up is definitely full of a lot of notes of things to now search (on the plus side now I actually know "what" I'm searching). There were a lot of things I've read from you guys over the years that was like "ok I'm sure what's important...maybe...eventually...but I have no idea why...". Where as now I'm like "ok...I need to find that post I saw 8 months ago about X because I'm sure someone mentioned three different settings to try when this happens...".
I am about 20 prints in and aside from a little divet where the printer lost power suddenly as a print was starting...very suddenly...(oops...) and the printer head dropped down and hit it - and the magnetic mat looks identical to when it got here. No deforming or tearing yet.