Unless they got another one in again. For sure opinions are divided on this piece and you can also find a few design faults but it is still a very attractive watch to me. I just can't make a final decision on it. If it was a regulator with no dates, I would not hesitate. As an AC, I would go for it
I too will be interested to hear more about the aftersales service as for me that is more important than the initial purchase. I read here some time ago about a problem with the service of a Fifty Fathoms, not sure how common that is. Blacpain seems like a great choice at present.
I wish I could let go and not be bothered about dings and scratches but sadly it is in my genes; I like the watch to remain pristine so you can imaging the hassle I have to go through to keep a watch preserved.