Here is the response I got from Mike Dias, the Industry Insider for UE here in head-fi regarding production and build quality issues.
Also, if anyone has any build issues or problems that have not been resolved through the proper channels, have them pm me directly and I'll personally work on making sure they are satisfied.
Hopefully this will put the rumours of them getting the axe to rest once and for all.
Ok, that settles it. My 2nd, brand new pair is going up for sales again. No use in keeping them if they're not going to replace them with something more awesome since I already have a pair in use (however bought here so no receipt).