I've been riding an LP Composites carbon seatpost for 7 1/2 years, and I guess it finally decided to give up the ghost. While adjusting its height after I mounted a new saddle on it yesterday, I noticed a couple cracks running up the back side of it. One is about 4 inches long, and the other is further up and about 3/4" long. The longer one is what really bothers me since I can feel how clean a crack it is as I run my fingernail against it.
When carbon cracks, it usually goes pretty quick after that, so I ordered a Thomson Elite last night. Any reason to buy new parts is a good reason, but especially when my wife also thinks its a good idea.