Actually, this is not uncommon. All the hardware makers I know of will ship product with bugs and chase down the issues later with driver and firmware patches.
I don't see anything new here.
I've heard recently that there are problems sometimes with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 b/g wireless card in laptops and that you need to download some drivers to correct this problem. Can anyone confirm whether or not this is the case, and if so, where exactly can I get these drivers from? Thanks in advance!