Just wanted to mention that we had a terrific inspection. I have never seen or heard of one so through. Took two and a half hours for a house approximately 1,500 square feet and the guy emailed us a detailed seventy-five page report, including color photos.
In our state (Massachusetts) inspectors must be licensed and go through a training/apprenticeship and there are very specific things they can and cannot do. This guy in particular is also a member of a voluntary professional society (ASHI, I believe).
Anyway, color me impressed, especially given past experiences and some of the experiences of people here. It did cost a bit more than inspections we've had in the past, but it was worth every penny.