The last time Ford introduced a new motor was in 1996, which was the 4.6L, correct? Since then, it has undergone a lot of makeovers. Any new motor is going to have teething issues; it's just a fact of life. It's just like with any new model of a vehicle. I'd hate to bring up Camaros in this post, especially because they're not built by Ford, but look at the hype surrounding them. Oddly enough, nobody's talking about the 70+ problem areas that they have in their first year of production. I'm not saying that everybody should forget the 5.0L and buy the 4.6L, but in my personal case, I'm not going to hand a company $30,000 of my money to own a "test bed" for a new motor. IMO, the Eco-Boost V6 is a more important motor than the new 5.0L. It's going to be Ford's bread and butter. This Eco-Boost will be found all across Ford's charts, including Lincoln and Mercury, and not to mention, there will more than likely be a version found in the V6 Mustang. The V6 in the Mustang was pulled straight out of a Ford Ranger and a pretty old version of the Taurus. This is a good, reliable motor, but it's very aged. Not to mention, it really doesn't induce much driving inspiration.