At least that is how far I babied mine.
Now I am in the "normal" phase. I have about 2000 miles on her and I am just starting to explore what she will do.
When I change oil at 3K I intend to drive the snot out of it and see if anythng breaks.
Anyway, my point is that there is a difference between reco'd breakin mileage and the milage at which the car is broken in.
I don't think most people hit maximum MPG for instance until 7-10K.