My guess is that they will narrow this down to a range of affected playfields.
The biggest issue for them is that the warranty promises a product free of manufacturing defects. They have to honor the warranty or crap will hit the fan.
It would be one hell of a hassle, but in order to keep their current customers AND ensure the community buys into the CGC Eco-system...what they should do is charge for (bare with me) and send populated replacement playfields out...AND have the affected customers send their defective ones back.
If they AREN'T defective - they keep the money. If they are - deposit is returned.
They use the electronics and toys returned for standards and the only thing they've lost is a playfield - not their customers trust.
It doesn't matter if you can "live" with the defects or not - its what those affected were promised.