Yeah, Mine are bent also. My printing results are the same as the pics you posted originally. I have been in constant communication with Jerry that keeps asking me to check everything. He doesn't except that bent rods cause any printing issues. I pulled the upper and removed the steppers. I can feel the binding as I move the gantry back and forth. He says its a lubrication issue. I've lubed everything. I'm wondering how many of there support staff actually have 3d printer experience. I've asked him twice if we can just replace this printer but he never answers that question. In the mean time, I've contacted customer service and they have the rods on order for two weeks and they tell me it'll be a couple of more weeks. They may take care of it in the end but I've had a POS for two months. jwmueller, do you have a link for the rods made in Holland?