I've just got power back after going without for several hours. I know that most quasi-affordable UPS solutions would not be able to last me several hours, but at least they would have given me a chance to save files, and shut things down gracefully. The last time I got a backup, it was an APC, and it was just "all right". I am sure they have come a long way, but I am also sure that at least some of them are utter crap and don't live up to their hype. Any first hand experience/suggestions would be much appreciated.