Only bad thing about a replacement is they may be no better (except the new intermediate steering shaft design Archon mentioned, we hope!)
I had one of my doors apart and put the fix bracket on before it had broke, which I would highly recommend. No cables to mess with. I found that if the bottoms of the 1/2" long ends of the Fix bracket are bell-bottomed (slightly wider at the bottom) the bracket will Snap into place and I can't imagine it ever falling out. The white plastic carrier it snaps into is open on the underside, allowing the bracket "bell bottoms" some clearance once it is installed. Just a slight improvement on the idea, but you have to grind-check fit-grind-check fit. This is also a good time to put a new seal on the infamous door water shield since it has to be removed to get the window regulator out!