I know I said to never buy a Babyliss Pro blow dryer but I may have changed my mind. Several stylists on a message board I frequented really encouraged me to try another one. They also suggest I look at TJ Maxx because apparently they get high-end blow dryers in.
Lo and behold, I was able to get a late model machine for $25! It is lighter than my other blow dryer and despite the buttons being a little wonky, it seems to work great. In summary, I would buy another Babyliss Pro but only from a discount merchandiser like Marshall's and never for full price. Ever.