I won't argue your point. I can say that we buy from a reputable plate manufacturer and we remove slip sheets by hand so we would notice if edges felt rough. I can't believe that the anodized layer of the plate came of in hairline, perfectly straight lines. And again, if it were a plate issue, shouldn't we have seen it manifest itself on a black unit? I realize the cyan and magenta inks may have the highest tack and there may be a chemical in those two inks that attacked the plate surface but it still seems more likely to me that the roller contaminate came from a different source.