I think this was mentioned in SEC documents why the symbol has not been changed to AFFYQ instead of AFFY but I forget why. Is this a temporary thing or permanent. If I recall, AFFY was delisted because Nasdaq called it out as a Shell company not worthy of Nasdaq. Seems to me that the newbie investors would be better served by the AFFYQ symbol to give them a heads-up. I believe these poor newbie souls are probably not seeing AFFY as the AFFYQ delisted shell that it really is.