My Final Post for this Thread...
Well, over Christmas I put on 2100 miles traveling to Syracuse, PA, and back. To my surprise, the cruise control did in fact 'break in'. Don't ask me how, but upon my return it works perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased about it. I felt I owed this follow-up post to amend my previous lukewarm feelings about the cruise's operation. For those of you working on your cuise control, there IS a light at the end of the tunnel...
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