Another good story. Got mine last night (one day earlier than the "expected date", but I was still impatient anyway), and it has been working great since. No newton rings or bricks.
Only problem I ran into was that when I plugged it in via USB to my computer, it wouldn't charge. Could be because I don't have the drivers installed yet, but I also tried to charge via the plug.
Initially when plugged in, it wouldn't charge, but after I flipped the plug (changed the polarity), it charged completely. Not sure why it did this since the charger plug looks polarity agnostic (both prongs are the same size and not one big, one small.)