Dturano - Remember, LARGER capacity memory cards last much longer than lower capacity cards. Internal card writing algorithms vary each sector data is written to in order to minimize the constant use of one data bit, and ending up with corrupting data. Contrary to popular belief, filling smaller cards to the brim have a MUCH MUCH higher probability of unrecoverable data error than using ONE pro grade and HUGE memory card and not filling it full during each shoot. Statistics show that doing this is actually safer than having full, small cards. Take a moment to research how these cards work and I can guarantee you will be purchasing higher capacity cards in the future
I agree with you on buying large cards, but your reason for corruption is probably not correct. Old cards were rated at thousands to low tens of thousands of writes per block (sectors are a hard drive concept). Modern cards are rated in hundreds of thousands to over a million writes per block. So, its nearly impossible to wear one out in this way when used for photography. Also, most cards actually have more blocks available than you are presented with. That allow them to replaced bad block with good blocks without any change in drive size.
Corruption is more common due to over filling the card to the point the file index can't be updated. In that case, the photos are still OK, but you need to use recovery software to get them off which is slow, annoying, and a little scary. Since this risk only occurs when the card is full, you have less risk with bigger cards as you won't fill them as often. Plus, less wear and tear on the connectors. Plus, less change of letting dirt or moisture into the camera.
I personally prefer San Disk Extreme Pros. My wife can fill 3 to 4 64GB cards in a single day of shooting at a dog show. Getting that data off the cards and backed up is helped by the 90+MB/sec speeds which USB 3.0 readers do support (if plugged into good USB 3.0 ports). In fact I often find hard drives being the limiting factor on speed.
I'll be using the same type of SDXC cards even though it looks like I won't get the full speed in camera. At least I'll have that speed for offloading.