haha calm down dude. i used the word 'toy' in the sense that expensive electronic gadgets are a form of 'toys' for adults. i wasn't comparing it to a fisher price item. anyway, i think im going to return to the apple store and just get a final one from there, regardless of any imperfections (which is more accurate to say than defect). and like i said, having gone through several with the same 'imperfection', im willing to bet it is just part of the design. perhaps my dad's "rock solid" volume switch is more of a fluke. it must be.