Palmetto's launch of their Generation 2 kits has been rocky to say the least.
My kit seems much better than what many people got.
I took pictures of the problem areas others had.
The lower handguard retainer is a bone of contention with Palmetto cutting a double slot for a future development. Mine is only very slightly oblong.
The cast bolt carrier that happens at the "Freedom" level has bother a lot of people.
Mine doesn't appear to be too rough, but if they're offering a free upgrade to forged, why not take them up on it?
They have been fully blasted for using a roll pin to retain the gas piston.
One person in particular had atrocious machining for the bolt-cam surface.