Knock on wood, but I haven't had any problems with lost characters in weeks now, and data has been saving fine for the last week. The only thing that still seems to have problems is matchmaking and getting people into your lobby. Hopefully the lack of problems now means that they are just about ready to release the stimulus.
Did you mean to say "touch wood"?
Knock on wood/touch wood = same thing. Just cos you haven't heard of one doesn't mean it is wrong.