Oh ok, I get what you mean now...in my case, it's not noticable. Then again, I've never had to ship a console back to headquarters to get it fixed, because unlike a lot of people I know IRL, I actually take care of my stuff, don't leave it running constantly to overheat, and I don't ever move the consoles alot to increase the chance of it dropping or anything. From when I first got my Sega Genesis when they were still in production, all the way up to now with all the current generation consoles and handhelds (minus DSi and the 3DS, as I'm content with my plain original bulky DS), I've never once ruined a single console. All my consoles work perfectly fine with no problems at all. In fact, while all the people I know (personally not forum wise) were getting multiple RRoD's and getting some that kept the console from working again, I got it that one time and after letting it rest for a few days, *knock on wood* it's never messed up since then.
When they were complaining about the PS2 not playing discs, I never once had a problem. Some people even get pissy at Sony for that yellow light deal, but I've never even remotely close *knock on wood* had that happen with me.
Then again, if people are trading in consoles in plastic bags, I guess that goes to show how much they cared for it when they owned it. I know someone returned their PS2 because it suddenly stopped working at a nearby Gamestop, and a day or so later they found out it had a nest of cockroaches in it...Seriously? How do people let that happen? I mean, I know I'm not the cleanest and tidiest person around, but damn...I guess I just have common sense when it comes to handling electronics of any kind. Dust...bad...heat...bad...keeping it on (not with PC's though since they work better if they stay on) is generally a bad thing...I don't even keep my consoles on standby because it may wear it out sooner. My biggest problem with people trading in games is when they pull discs out of their pocket...OUT OF THEIR POCKET WITH NO CASE! WTF? I still hold my discs by the edges, so I guess that explains why something like that urks me...LOL