A long time lurker and your first 3 posts are about a slightly off decal and small finish issues that wouldn't effect the coolers ability to do it's job with zero mention of calling the manufacturer or vendor you purchased it through to give them a chance to fix the problem? It would be understandable if you said hey, I called them and they said FU so you were here to complain. As it stands you posted to tell us your first thought was to log on to a website, seek out an ongoing RTIC thread and complain without giving the mfg or seller a chance to make it right? I've had way more expensive **** than a cooler have issues and simply gone back to the people that made the product for a resolution but that's just me.
I just noticed a lot of other people having issues in other places I frequent so I wanted to pass the information on here as I usually look to off-roading sites for equipment reviews before purchasing outdoors equipment, since their members actually tend to use it and not just look at it.
Surface porosity in polyethylene isn't a cosmetic issue, it's an issue with raw material contamination before going into the mold, usually water, but sometimes other materials as well. It creates a final product with half the strength as it was designed to have and also has the potential for generating residual stresses which can cause it to warp or fail as time goes on. (I took a few polymers engineering classes when I was getting my degree) Not to forget they're nice hiding spots for bacteria when you're trying to clean the thing. Not being able to put a lock through locking holes isn't a cosmetic issue either.
All that I'm saying is be cautious about their products. Them going from a 7 year, to a 90 day, to a 30 day warranty should tell you what kind of faith they have in them. It just seems to be luck of the draw more so than it should be with RTIC. If igloo and coleman can fill shelves at wally world with $20-$50 coolers that look perfect, why can't you expect that from an item costing 3-4x as much? It being less expensive than the name brand that's grossly overpriced isn't an excuse.