It's impossible for any of us to comment on the trigger issues unless we have it. I don't. I don't know how many Ariakon e-triggers are out there either so it is hard to gauge what the failure rate is. Could be there is a bad batch out there. Very hard to say.
If the triggers were sent back and the company could get them working than the issue must be with the triggers and the customer's marker combined. If this is the case then obviously both must be sent to them.
As for the issues you had with the markers, no one but the company can answer that. The circumstances surrounding each marker is known only to you, Ariakon and the end users. While you offer "proof" as being your word that they were returned to you in a condition worse than you sent them without having more concrete evidence as to how they were when they left your place and how they were upon their return. Photos would suffice. It isn't that I believe you are lieing, but you have, in the past, had a tendancy to skew facts to fit whatever point it is you are trying to make.
I have worked on the customer service side of manufacturing in the past and this included the manufacturer's dealers too. I understand how far gone something can be when someone has "followed the directions" or "have been doing it for years." so without seeing the stuff for myself there really is nothing else to say.
So if there is a problem with the triggers it does need to be addressed. I feel there is more to banning you from the forum than just this however...I feel there is more to the whole story. As I said before, you tend to skew the facts in your favor so I highly doubt this was all there is to your banishment. I do know that, for the most part, your posts on the Ariakon forum have been negative, argumentitive and judgemental. Rarely if ever have you made posts to assist those with common question and mainly have sought to "correct" other's information.
The reason you were banned from Armotech was not because they wished to squelch your opinions, but rather that you contined to badger the forum with your opinions well after your point was made and tended to do so in the same style that (probably) caused your banishment from the Ariakon forums. It isn't what you say that gets you banned Xnuke...rather it is the way in which you say it.
This problem is a perfect "for instance". On this thread, this person asks if he should trade his Tippman A-5 for a Ariakon.
Never did he say he wanted a SIM-4. Never did he mention he also was going to put an e-trigger on the SIM even though he had one on his A-5. Never in the past have I seen you answer these questions before unless it was to plug your store. Yet you reply he should stick with his Tippman without telling him why and instead just post a link to this thread. Now, you may say that this WAS telling him why but never once did you bother to ask him the specifics as to what was making him decide to change his marker or what he was looking for in the new marker. Compare this to my post in the same thread. I give him my opinion of my marker. I don't tell him what he should get...he should make up his mind on his own. I keep my answer general and answer about how I like my marker.
In my opinion, your post there exemplifies your posts on most forums. You post only when it will further your particular views/opinions/or well being. You posted that answer for no other reason than to lead one more person to this thread so they can read your rant on Ariakon...to further your blooming grudge against Ariakon.
While I do not doubt there were issues with the triggers you sent back as you claim, I do doubt that the responsibility for these problems, as well as the other issues you mention, lay completely with Ariakon as you claim. Sorry, but your past track record with issues such as this just do not lead me to believe this.