Yes...it's not a very tidy / clean finish at all.....but I'm not going to sweat the small stuff....not at that price point anyway.
enjoy your E12
Hang onto it.
You never know, you may get the urge to pick up a pair of 600 Ohm headphones.
iPC+E12=best sound quality and UI usability but huge costs, and less potentital storage than X3 depending on model(some are indeed 120GB, but those are quite expensive). ($250-$500 depending on region and new/used status of the times)
X3 you get less SQ but a lot cheaper($250 for X3 with 64GB mSD) and less UI usability, but a lot more physically usable and all in one
Welcome to head- fi and sorry about your poor wallet!