For your $70K you are getting the performance of a car that is typically much more expensive with reasonable quality. For $70 you can get great quality with a Lexus LS but you cannot get the performance. For $100K you can get both. All I'm saying is that something has to give to hit a price point in a market. Are you trying to say that because of these paint flaws that you did not see for over a year that you do not feel that you have received a good value for your dollars spent?
Of course I received good value for my dollar. What in the world has that to do with anything? "Reasonable quality"? Do you settle for "reasonable" as a matter of course? I certainly hope not. I don't have the wherewithal to debate each of your points. I do however believe your logic is seriously flawed. My latest Z06 has all the performance I could wish for and perfect paint too. If we all shrugged our shoulders at quality control issues, because the car "performs", I wonder what they'll present with the next generation?
The flaws are not extraordinary. They are small, but nonetheless, flaws. During the first year of ownership, I didn't wash the car myself so I never went over the paint with a fine tooth comb. It did and still does, look terrific. When I did detail it, I observed the flaws for the first time. So ... the fact that I didn't see them originally does not take away from the fact that they ARE there and shouldn't be.