Tough one to answer that. If you can gather "evidence" that this is a design fault... you might have a chance. Does the lid flex when you open it, something I'm always very wary of with my Acer Aspire. Always open it from the middle with two fingers, equal pressure and so on. That's the only thing I can think of... but it should stand reasonable use of course.
You say internet forums mention this problem specifically... you need evidence to back your claim up unfortunately.