I joined the Nikon DSLR clan by chance. My Mother purchased a Canon t3 and showed it to me, I had just read something explaining the benefits of a DSLR vs Point&Shoot, Mom had no idea what she had. She still doesn't, she uses it in auto and as a point&shoot. I on the other hand had just caught the fever, I tried hers and then began reading and reading and reading. I found out that it would be good to hold a Nikon and canon and see which feels best. Well I picked up a Nikon and it was perfect, It conformed to my hand I turned it on and the menus were great, it made the Canon look and feel cheap (It was not a D800 vs 5d mark iii).
Now to my point. If I had read about the D600 oil issues and the D750 mishap I am not so sure I would have chosen this path. Although, it would have taken quite a bit to get me to look past the cheap looking crappy menu setup on the canons. Either way, It seems like Nikon has been having its fair share of issues that without a doubt would not have occurred if they were not in such a hurry to push them out and taken time to go full out with the R&D. I was not sure how to google this so I am asking. How does Nikon stack up to all of the other camera manufacturers when it comes to post release issues, I am not talking about a spelling mistake in the manual, The big time ball drops, seeping oil, reflections that ruin images, things that make you say holy shit, some poor fellow Nikon shooters saved their cash, bought that rig and now they are stuck with a bandaged piece of equipment that is their pride and joy, still has that brand new camera smell, but it had to be fixed before it was even broken, in. I would be livid and I honestly can't imagine the pure disappointment that must be felt. I will not buy anything now until at least a year after release, so yes these mishaps have taught me one thing, A little patience. Not trying to rattle any cages here, just curious to hear if the other big players in the market have had any epic fails and if so, please let us know.