I will post my results when my "new" phone arrives. Like I said, I'm hoping for the best... Just to be sure I'm reading your last correctly, are you saying that you think every X might be having this problem, but that it's just not something that others notice or are affected by (like if they use Swipe)? That's what I got from reading that but that sentence had like a double or triple negative (just giving you a hard time)
If the new phone does the same thing I'm going to be pretty displeased and might try to coax Verizon into letting me make a lateral move to a different phone that doesn't have the same issue.
If it was simply an aesthetic change that bothered me it would be one thing, but this is an actual usability issue.
Overall I really like the new OS though, which makes this issue all the more annoying lol