if you look at the two links in my last post, youll find the aaava is also in the forum link. that thread has many S1 users involved in the debate.
I know E18 exists and I'm sure it certainly possible for this error to appear on the S1IS. But, please consider the ratio of bad to good and how many of these cameras have sold..
check out this link here, interesting, there was a link to it in the canon forum just now, its right up the alley were in at the moment. Also, it's about minolta QA too.