sorry, but it pains me to read this sort of criticism of solid state technology
then again, it depends on what brand name ssd you choose. Samsung, Intel, and Crucial are, respectively, the top 3 in ssd reliability, and hdd quality has lowered in order to produce them at a lower cost and sell them at a lower price.
Speed, reliability, less heat, lower power requirements. OCZ's sketchy reliability stats ruin consumer perspective, and buying a pc that already has ssd might have a "cheap" ssd.