Sorry guys but I haven't put out any wrong or disinformation about ML. All I've done is ask a question about software that I'm unfamiliar with(did you notice the question mark?)
Because the word combination "brick maker" shows up in searches and on the main CR site, you might want to read about psychological priming. It's just like asking "Is Obama the new Hitler?", such a question cannot be asked w/o an (intended or unintended) tendendcy. So you might want to change the thread title if so many people ask you for it.
I have tested the focus peaking feature, but it made my camera restart after 60 seconds or so.
Well, that's why it called "alpha" - the ml devs are nowadays very conscious when labeling releases.
I work as a software developer, and I have learned that "never" is a famous last word just before badness tends to happen...
The change from 2+ years ago is that now the main ml devs have access to the actual hardware because they get it sponsored, so 2-3 people use ml all day long and try to provoke bugs - so if there should be a serious bug hidden in a stable release it'd rather a freak accident to find it.
Last not least: Even if a camera is "bricked" it can be recovered most of the time, see the ml site on this - it's mostly because Canon variables in the nvram were set to bad values. The only possible hardware damage is overheating when ml goes into a tight loop, in this case just pull the battery in time and restart. But the possibility of this is extremely small since so many people use the unified release so the "early adopter's days" are over.