Well, it is a different place here. Notice that George Adams, the head of Aristo customer service commented on page one of this thread.
As someone commented on another forum, for battery users, conductivity of the rail does not matter to a battery guy. Even for track power, the biggest problem is the joiners conducting, not the rail itself.
I will comment that I have no problems bending Aristo track, you do need to pull some of the screws out, but I have never had to cut the tie "straps".
I understand Aristo is bringing out some lower cost rail for flex track soon.
The track wars are starting!