Apple’s reputation for making superior hardware takes a hit with the story of its poorly designed keyboards. Danica had to have her Macbook keyboard fixed twice under warrantee.
Nothing was said about Danica’s keyboard being a lemon, but the whole keyboard was replaced. Without the warantee (which made the replacement free), the cost of the replacement would have been nearly the cost of a new laptop.
I hope the replacement board has the dust protection film. If it doesn’t, at least we know now that there is a keyboard replacement program.