That`s not the same as the BG-E6 It`s an older BG-2N for another body.
I`m sure it wasn't related to product quality. I would venture to say it could have been user related. Stuff Happens everyday, but that doesn't mean the product was inferior, but the aftermarket stuff can be IMO.
Actually it was a known issue with MOST canon grips..the plastic cog would strip and your grip would get stuck on. Happened on my XSi as well. But hey, you feel better paying for a name, so who am I to question that. It works for you and that is what matters
I think the grip for the 5D is very cheap. The one on the 1D's costs 2000$
Well played I find it a bit odd..OP bought a 5d2 but thinks that the $250 grip is expensive?