Quoted from MapleSyrup:
What I'm saying is that IF IT IS merely a cosmetic issue, then it IS a non issue for me. Some people are more particular about such things. That's understandable too.
I'm saying, let's not assume it's beyond cosmetic, just because a few people (who may not know what they're talking about?!!) have concluded that the issue leads to serious problems.
Either way, THIS absolutely is the place to discuss it. I'm merely recommending a more considered reaction. We don't need to ready the lifeboats just yet.
I am also less concerned about minor cosmetic issues, but at what point can we determine that's all it is? Obviously, there is a problem that at least in some cases has gotten worse--to the point of inserts cracking and clearcoat failing. Even if it seems minor at first, how do we know that the issue won't get worse at some point down the line? Also, cosmetic issues will surely impact the value when it comes time to sell, as others have pointed out.
Until Stern identifies and remedies the underlying cause, the uncertainty will remain. I'm hoping the rumor of an upcoming statement from Stern is true and we will get some answers soon.