You say that you don't mean to drag it down further but it is threads like this that do perpetuate an overall feeling of negativity on the board.
Yes there has been a few missteps this year, but there has been every year. People will always find something to complain about.
Unfortunately when something does go wrong a lot of people are extremely vocal about it, but when things go right (as they very often do in my opinion) people don't shout about it quite so much sadly.
I mean look at the 200X sub, no issues at all with any of the figures as far as I am aware! I'd say it's far more likely that the HMATMOTU sub will provide us with 7 amazing figures than 7 defected ones.
As the new team has stated, the majority of the errors we are seeing are due to factory and painting errors that are largely out of their control. I would imagine that they are as disappointed as we are when things go wrong, if not more so. I do believe that they are trying their best to ensure that we receive the best figures possible and will learn from their mistakes for the most part.
I am still overall happy with the figures that I have been receiving and am very much looking forward to everything coming in 2016 and beyond.
I think you should go ahead and sub, it is easiest way of ensuring you get all the figures.