Up until recently I've been a big fan of Mavics. A couple months ago a guy brought a set of Mavics back into the shop because he broke a spoke. I don't know the model, but he bought them 4 years ago and paid "well over $1000" for them.
The shop called Mavic, and Mavic said "we don't support that wheel any more". So they didn't have any spokes, didn't offer to fix it or replace the wheel, or anything. Basically the guy bought a wheel, broke a spoke, and is stuck with a broken wheel. Sure, he can call around and check on the internet and see if anyone has a spoke sitting around, but he shouldn't have to. It's not like it's a 30 year old hand built wheel or something. I'm sure Mavic sold thousands of sets of these wheels, so there is no reason to no longer "support" them.
I'm in the process of getting rid of my three sets of Mavics right now...