It would only be forced if people's Macs are updating without their consent, and then bricking. From what I've read here and one discussion on Apple communities, and I'm including myself in this statement. It seems like all people affected have willingly accepted the update. The other question I would ask based on a response I got earlier in this thread is: Can we completely blame apple here? It sounds like like many people who now have disfunctional computers had external devices connected during the install. While My computers function fine, I'm also including myself in having a few devices connected as well. I'm asking because most ,if not all of the time Apple recommends against doing an install with external things connected beyond the basic input output devices. So to me it sounds like it's a combination of bugs with user error, or at least user choice to go against apple's recommendations.As I said elsewhere, this is an update that has been virtually forced on people by Apple. I'm thinking there should be grounds for a decent class-action suit here. I would think that you are entitled to a free repair or a free replacement of an equivalent machine.
To be transparent here though, I had devices connected to my iMac during the upgrade, however not to my MBP.
I'm not trying to be hard on people here, because we all do it, I'm just stating the facts that I have gathered from watching this situation unfold until this point.