You're really taking these failure rates personally huh?
I REALLY hate failure rate. I also think the PS3 failure rate is too high and it's a little more than 10%. The HDD of my PS3 died 1 year ago and I was so close to buy a 360 but then I heard the failure rate was like 33% so I backed off. I just don't have the fund to buy a second console nowadays so I hope real strong that my PS3 will hold on.
EDIT: But I'm actually not sure I understand your post...