Thank you for the support Erling.You seem to have covered ALL the technical problems with Leica the last 10 years. Bingo!
Seriously, you have been unlucky, and having the S007 served since November is just impossible!
The he CCD problems in both Leica M9, Monochrom and S2 are well known. How can it happen? Cutting edge (at the time), thin glass over CCD sensors. But handled by Leica.
AF mechanism on S lenses, well known problem, also handled by Leica at the time. What I do not understand is your images, this is not just AF failure, something else must have happened..
What really bugs me is the long repair time for the S007. Do you have a good relation to your dealer? My experience is that this is crucial. A good dealer would never allow such a long waiting, with no information. Did you send it in via your dealer, or directly? Do you have someone you can call?
I have had my share of problems with the S lenses, but basically very happy with the system. I decided to send in all my lenses for AF upgrade. Supported by myLeica dealer in Norway, I got it at a minimal cost. I had by S007 for full cleanup and removal of dust in optical finder, turnaround time 4-5 weeks (always 1 week in each end for customs, shipping etc.). There should be no reason to keep it for months in repair.
BTW: Very nice pictures on your site!
Yes, it seems I have the best beta tester for Leica!
I gave my S007 to the Paris Leica Store directly.
I'm definitely done with their digital cameras (I will keep my M5 and M6 as these are almost bulletproof).