A well written post Dragonx, which I think emphasises the fact that not all SSD
drives are created equal, and those that cost more do so for a reason, such a 'better' controller etc.
Without going into too much detail here, this is still quite new technology, and some companies (and users!) are climbing the learning curve faster than others.
I suppose at the end of the day "you pays your money, and you makes your choice"... or should that be the other way round!
As I am sure you have found, as a Vertex owner, (apologies if you aren't!) the OCZ forums are a great source of useful information... and files!