No need to apologize...just saying matter-of-factly, you're not the only one concerned and there are other threads here that delve into it more deeply if you're interested in digging for them (for example
There are some other QC issues LEGO has gone through recently that related to all product, but for the most part, I've been able to let those slide because, in my experience, they've subsided. They can mostly be chalked up to growing pains (LEGO no longer molds parts from colored ABS pellets, but rather, uses clear pellets along with injected die for color...there was an adjustment period there with some color inconsistency). Also, recent production elements for the company got moved out of Denmark...I'm not really sure at this point whether these facilities in other parts of Europe, Mexico and (urgh) China are considered part of the company proper or if they're just third party hired guns.
At any rate, the worst affront to LEGO's time-honored dedication to quality seems to be mostly relegated to minifigures that come in non-traditional sets (i.e. magnets, keychains, games, fig-packs, etc.). So, the good news is the problems are somewhat contained. The bad news is that there shouldn't be any problems like this to begin with.
Sorry to rant, but this is kind of a soap-boxy thing for me.