I have been asked about my folding bike: Would you buy it again? After that list of yours summarizing technical issues of one year of riding the Brompton?
My answer is a straightforward "Yes". I would definitely buy the Brompton again. It is comfortable, folds so small, smaller than any other comparable folder, and it is so practical in modern urban transport.
Yesterday I rode it from my car, which I had parked outside the city center, to see the dentist. Folded up, I put it in the elevator and went up three stories to the doctor`s office. Never before had a patient of his arrived before him with a bicycle in his hands.