I mean, that's great, but it still doesn't change that I've seen maybe seven copies of Nikon (D2n, D200, D300, D300s, D700) bodies and quite a few lenses between myself and my colleagues with the same rubber problem. Maybe you haven't had Nikon gear for as long as I and others have.
Regardless, they're both great platforms and systems compared to other brands. Hopefully Nikon gets restored to its former glory with the D5/D500 and ups its repair services in North America. Everyone gains in the end when that happens.