I am picky about my phone as well, I have gotten used to the rattling of the camera. Remember there are 2 MILLION more day 1 purchases than there were last year. A lot of these customers don't know that previous iphone models the camera rattled ever so slightly and it was normal.
That being said thankfully my iphone 6+ is perfect so far
With the exception of my first iPhone, the iPhone 3G, this is the first iPhone I've had that has been perfect out of the box. The iPhone 4 had a yellow screen, the 4s was rattling loads, the 5 had scuffs out of the box, and the 5s was rattling a lot too. I had replacements for all of these, but it seems no need in the case of the 6.
All good with my iPhone 6 so far.
Good thread idea really. The ones with issues are usually the most vocal, so that's why it seems like lots of people have problems with their phones - it's just that the many many more without issues, haven't said so.
As far as I can tell, my 6 Plus is perfect, both cosmetically and operationally. I'm amazed at the battery life of this phone so far (yes, i know it's only after a day...but still). I've been a little compulsive about checking it for scratches every time I put it down, and so far so good!
I am going to an Apple Store today since I'm actually within driving distance of one while I'm visiting friends, so I'm definitely going to be checking out cases.