From the start of the mission, me and my colleague Carolien Toté were responsible to evaluate the end products quality and their consistency with the SPOT-VEGETATION archive. This entailed not only the product quality assessment, but also the investigation of the root causes of issues and non-consistencies. In order to find the answers, we were grateful to rely on all the PROBA-V scientists and ground segment responsibles. They were however sometimes annoyed with our insistent questioning and determination to find all answers. Ever since, we call our team ‘the PITA-team’ which stands for ‘Pain In The *’. Looking back now, we can all be proud of the consistent high quality end user products.