I have had a Scottrade account for a year and a half and I consider myself at the end of the learning curve. I know the learning curve never ends but what I mean is, I am at the stage where I finally realize it is more important to focus on limiting losses than it is to build profits. With the former comes the later. So now that I am consistantly profitable with smaller losses and larger profits I take my trading much more seriously and I find myself screaming at Scottrade Elite when it takes 20 seconds for a chart to pop up or when they go down all together for no reason. I have had many orders get stuck in the system only to getted slipped when I finally get a fill. I read the review section about Scottrade and I agree with the reviews....it's good for the swing trades I have been doing but not so good now that I am doing more daytrades. So I ask, If not Scottrade, who? I know a lot of you guys are into IB. I am not looking for any automatic systems. I prefer to trade manually, (ie; Tony Oz in The Stock Trader) but I need to know the most reliable discount broker out there. Ameritrade? E-Trade? or just stick with Scottrade? Thanks!