Early adopters almost always get burned by these kind of things.
Aside: Has anyone seen how bad the shift knob is in the mk8 manual? It's like the cheapest plastic I've ever seen.
Car quality in materials is only going to continue going down probably no different than how we're paying for more and getting less in stores. They're going to have to cut corners here and there.
I also feel like, early adopters get that first year of, yeah, I got the brand new car that nobody else has around. Then two years later, they're seeing everyone else driving that same car with the all the bells and whistles and a frown on their face. It's just one of those, either get that first year of the car and the looks it brings or wait and get the better deal.