Well lets see, almost every re-issued vehicle from the vintage line has been resculpted to add more detail. Landspeeder, X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Snowspeeder, Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, AT-AT, B-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE Interceptor, Crashed Snowspeeder. So, what's to assume that they will just pull a mold from an old shuttle and not bother to re-tool and re-sculpt it some.
The older toys used alot cheaper plastic, that's why alot of them have yellowed over time. I haven't had any bending on any of the vehicles I have purchased, and neither have I gotten one that didn't have the stickers properly applied. You must have bad luck picking out ships, Jargo.
What's wrong with the paint jobs? From everything I have seen they are pretty accurate to what appeared in the movies. Most of the ships in the OT were grimy and dirty, and covered with blaster scarring. Looks to me like Hasbro is trying to accurately reproduce that in the vehicles. And the paint is supposed to be thin in areas, that's a paint sprayer dry brushing technique.
MTFBWY and HH!!
Jar Jar Binks