My first 360 died, but it was not because of the typical red ring of death, mine actually died because I used a Nyko Intercooler, specifically hoping to avoid a red ring of death, not realizing that Microsoft recommended against using Nyko Intercoolers because they can damage the system. 2nd 360 I bought was the Arcade model, I've had no issues with it at all, gave it to my sister after back compat was added to Xbox One, and it is still running to this day.
I purchased mine and my brothers 360 at launch and his suffered within the first 6 months and he got the free fix. I thought I had escaped the curse. I still have it and the PS3 and will repair them both once I get the time.
...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.