Thanks Zolti, but that sounds well beyond my tinkering comfort level. Besides, I'm still under warranty and I doubt that would be considered normal wear and tear!
Haven't mentioned it before, but I have an artificial joint on the middle finger of my left hand (no jokes, my wife has worn out "you used that middle finger too much!). And my right hand is very arthritic too - makes maters worse for me.
Surely there some after market levers will appear out there? I'll keep looking...
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt