For those of you that have thought about the reality of replacing your battery, here is a new venture addressing the concern. These guys and those like them will do well in the market place considering the exorbitant cost of getting this service done at the dealership.
I have sent an email asking if they can supply similar services for the HS. Even if they can't now, surely they will, or surely someone will in the future. It simply shouldn't cost $5,500 to replace a bunch of NiMH cells.