My dad's Canon 18-55mm kit lens was half-dead and he started shopping. I found him the repair part he needed and he fixed his lens. Now he's stuck on not "needing" to upgrade his lens from working-and-half-decent to working-and-great. I almost feel bad for him sticking with the merely-okay glass he has, except that finding him a $10 part let him not have to buy a $400 replacement lens.
Still, I wish I could hook him up. I don't suppose any of you have one of these laying around, do you? Want to give it up for The Cause?
No? Oh well, it didn't hurt to ask!