Figures. Made an appointment today to take it in for the cruise and halfway into work, it started working again. It will be yet another "customer says cruise c. not working >> tested. works" experience.
As far as ergonomics, the paddle design is horrible. making the on/off switch physically part of the +/- rocker makes for a lot of accidental presses. It's really a poor design. Bu tI had gotten careful and thus used to it.