I don't think I could go back to a hard drive. I've had 2 Intel X-25M's in Raid 0 for a boot drive on Sata 3 that have performed amazingly for over 2 years now (except for one self induced issued). I still back-up once in a while because I'm still a little cautious however.
I've heard good things about the Samsung 830 and would go for that as an option. Also consider the Intel 520's that are coming out. Tom's recently did a review on the 520's but I'm not sure what the pricing is like compared to the 830.
As an FYI, I'd try working with OCZ on replacement option for the Vertex 2 a little more. If this was a Vertex 2 with 34 nm NAND flash you might have a good reason for them to work with you....see the following:
If reliability and stability is a major concern, then I recommend Samsung. Samsung was awarded contracts to supply Dell, Sony, Lenovo, Apple and other off the shelf brands with OEM versions of their 470 Series SATA 2 3Gb/s ssd's. Eventually the 470's were released for retail sale to consumers. There have been no major issues reported. The 470 has an absolutely stellar record.
Then Samsung released their 830 Series SATA 3 6Gb/s ssd's as successors to the 470. The first ones were OEM versions for Dell and the other off the shelf brands followed by release of retail versions for consumers. The ssd's are Samsung's own design with their own components and firmware. It looks like Samsung got it right again.
Thank you guys for all of your support and help! The only reason I didn't want another OCZ was because 1 ) i had a bad experience and 2 ) After reading other forums and such I noticed a lot of people complaining about them.
I will definitely check out the Samsung 830's. Thank you very much!