This is most likely a quality control issue, not a design issue which would have turned up in the last 40 years, you would think.
Why wouldn't users love that? Depends on the class of user. Remember, nerds. Everybody else isn't like us. We should remember that when we have our rose-tinted specs on.
Soyuz would bring down the Expedition 15 crew, and the Shuttle crew would return on their own craft.