Sorry, really had no intention of giving bad press there.
I never have a problem with any kind of reporting of it's accurate and truthful. Everything you pointed out was true - they were all small, easily fixed glitches, it just seems like you got a Friday afternoon player!
(Dunno if you have that effect in the US.. a Friday afternoon product is one thats put together when the workers really want to go home. Rover, for example, are experts at this and manage to produce Friday afternoon cars throughout the entire week).
Anyway, those problems have all been fed back to the manufacturer, and shouldn't occur again. For example, the disk cables are now glued (not permanant, but good enough to ensure they'll never come loose), the handle springs are now inspected by a supervisor, and so forth.