Just to add more fire to this debate, SOA said they have been asked this question so many times that it has now gone back to SOJ for discussion. The conclusive response was that the STI pistons were INDEED forged. This is as of today.
We are going to have to do something about this. They are not selling what they are...selling. The sad thing is, they don't even know.
Is there actually any desire to do something about this? Or should we just be refered to the implied whineyness of the SOA issues forum.