I was mainly replying to the one who commented about general build consistency when we're talking about, what, three people reporting this (it's too early, and a severe minority of product owners ever participate in related product fora on top of the self-selection bias for problem postings on a venue designed to give support). Generalizations aside, I agree that MS has to step up even if it goes against regular industry warranty standards (cosmetic flaw vs. functional) since there's a public perception at stake here--MS actually did step up with the initial cosmetic flaking issues last year, but I believe they've since stopped. What's interesting is that you get different answers depending on the store or MS online/phone support.oion,
This is what Microsoft reaps by overpricing their product as a "premium" device. Defects like this are NOT premium and MS resisting warranty coverage because the defect is "cosmetic" wont help. Arrogance, like Apple's, is acceptable to an extent when they can back it up, but MS hasn't earned that yet in the hardware space and they will get slammed for it.
Regardless, to the OP, you just bought it, why is warranty coverage necessary? Just exchange it.