And yet lots of people committed far more than that on Leica M8 and M9! And we saw what happened! Pentax had a similar problem recently with some faults in the K5 sensors. I've read of M9 sensors suffering cracks in the glass sheet that covers the sensor. And Sony had a huge recall program years ago over faulty sensors in a range of cameras including those of other big makers.
Problems can arise, and reputable companies deal with them properly. We can expect the X100 to perform as advertised - in fact consumer laws will enforce that. It might not turn out to be what you wanted or hoped for or wished for, but that is another issue! It's just another digital camera after all, with almost nothing new except the viewfinder. I can't understand why some people are getting so agitated about other people's enthusiasm. If you're sick of reading about it - stop!