njkayaker, again I would mention that in any such argument, a lot of people will jump in and say, "I've had product XYZ for three months now and have had absolutely zero problems," implying that there must be something wrong with the complainer. If you look at the owner reviews of bikes in general, they tend to be very positive, and this without their having owned the product long enough to mean much. Especially with a major purchase like that, it's natural for someone to want to think they made the best decision, and to be proud of it. (I find more negative owner reviews on smaller purchases like cycle computers and tires.) Saying they haven't had any problem however just means the failure rate is not 100%. That's not very useful information, whether you're big into statistics or not.
To take a different example, a few years ago I read on the forums many (at least a dozen) first-hand accounts of people breaking Wippermann chains. One man wrote that after breaking three, he decided it was time to give up on Wipperman. One of his broke not even 100 yards into his first ride with it. Another had less than 100 miles. The places they were breaking was not where the ends were joined, so it was not an installation error. The plates were not merely pulling off the pins either, as if the fit weren't tight enough. The side plates were cracking, and the holes were breaking out. Wippermann apparently had a sporatic problem with their rivetting machine. Predictably, others jumped into the discussion saying things like "I've been using a Wipperman for 1,500 miles and have had no problems whatsoever." So what's the defect rate, as a percentage? I have no idea; but I do know that virtually every chain-breakage problem I've read was about Wipperman, and the only broken chain I've picked up off the road was also a Wippermann (a lot of its side plates had cracks radiating out from the holes)-- even though Wipperman does not have a very large percentage of the market. I have not heard further stories in the last couple of years. So did they get the problem fixed? Maybe, but you can bet that it will be a long time before I'm convinced it's safe to buy that brand of chain. Is my caution justified? I think so.
My best guess about the Fargo is still that once in awhile an asymmetrical fork gets through. That's no reflection on the frame except that that model of fork might only (or mainly) be getting used on that model of frame.