Ok, in that case I'll take mine brushed then I dont want to see those pits
Sticking with polished because hey it's a slight gamble, might turn out perfect, plus I won't see it too often unless the front is mangled or something.
Yea, I'm sticking with polished too. Also I'll be taking the ones that come out the worst for myself so that you guys get the nicer ones.
oneproduct: how noticeable would you say the pits were when viewed from a reasonable distance? also, were they big enough to feel if you brushed your hand over them? i love the mirror finish, but i don't want gaping holes anodized into it. if they're pretty minor imperfections that's fine, and i'll keep the polishing on my blue (although i wouldn't object if they wanted to put a tiny bit of filler material in and polish and anodize over more noticeable pitting...). if you think they're pretty noticeable, i'll go with the safer option.
I only really looked at it from pretty close up, but from far away (i.e. maybe a person sitting one seat to your side) I doubt you'd really notice. Unless you're really scrutinizing it, I think the second picture I put up is probably already closer than most people would look at the case from (the camera is close enough that the case fills its entire vision) and from that distance you can see that the holes are already pretty small. The other two pictures I took of it are super zoomed in. Also keep in mind that these pits were on the bottom so it's not like you'll be seeing them anyways. I don't think there were any on the walls, though that doesn't guarantee that there couldn't be any.
I didn't try to run my fingers over them, but I doubt you'd feel them. They're pretty small, when he mentioned it over the phone I thought it would be something really bad but when I got there my first reaction was like "oh, that's it?" It's also a question of how picky you are, and I know a lot of us are pretty picky. I'm not bothered by it personally. But again, my first concern is that people are happy, so if you have doubts, going with the safer option might be good.
For anybody else who would like to change, you have to let me know before around 7am EST tomorrow, May 17 (12pm GMT). I'll be calling first thing in the morning to tell them to make the appropriate number changes and go ahead.