I am not an expert in DAIO's market segment, heck I'm not even an amateur. I just buy what I consider to be cheap stocks in all sectors. For the most part, I ignore negative comments by board experts because they don't recognize that value exists (as set by the price/market cap) despite the fact that the individual stock or sector may be in a distressed situation. There are always reasons not to buy cheap stocks, they certainly didn't get their because they've excelled. But buying cheap/crappy companies makes sense if their stock price is even crappier.
Having said that, your posts are far more interesting and informed than most board experts. In fact, they probably have kept me from buying even more DAIO.
While I can't wish you good luck on your target buys in the mid ones, I will probably be buying along with you if she gets there.