Interesting post, thanks for sharing. User experience can seem to vary wildly with a lot of things: I've seen the most complaints about insurance stuffups about Minimed. Of course, that really doesn't say much, it's not like one can get a good statistical feel from posts on a board. What is useful is that people share so we can get some feel and gain some kind of insight.
I'm curious how you find a couple of features on the ping you don't get with the MM. Do you use the remote, and do you like it? What about bolus reminders, food database (or was that the Cosmo?)
How do you find luer lock vs paradigm connection? Not significantly different? What about sets, have you "stretched your legs" to the ones beyond the five or so that mm offer?
It's always interesting hearing pump reviews and criticism - as long as it doesn't get polarised along the lines of mac vs pc fervour. Me, I like hearing about experience, the options out there. I am pretty happy with my MM, very happy in some ways (such as the slow delivery), and I am mildy curious about some features it doesn't have, for instance the remote: I like that the pump is connected and that's that, it's all there, simple, nothing to lose or worry about. So I like to hear if people really do find it useful, and how they do. One day I will be replacing the pump, and I don't believe in mindless brand fanaticism... for anything.