You may see some flaws under fluorescent light on the hood - those are your cross members underneath the hood. These lines were on both of my Quicksilver 01's - however they are very, very subtle. Reasons given last year was the curing process for the boding agent betwen the synthetic materials.
I don't know where you guys are gettin your vettes, but I have never seen a new one with out orange peel regardless of color. I don't think your looking close enough. Its the nature of the paint these days. Go look at any new BMW and its as bad or worse.
My new EB has it, my white 2001 had it. the 2002 QS at the dealer has it.
Ok I'm confused... I see the problem in the photos some of you guys showed but beyond what it looks like what is it? Why does it happen? If it's "the nature of paint today" then why could you go and get an aftermarket paintjob and eliminate this problem? I'm really nervous that I am about to pay a lot of money for a car and will get something less than perfect and even observable by the layman.
Just go down to your dealer and look at some vettes (especially in the showroom. Its not terrible, its just there and noticable up-close and at specific angles . Now I do not know the chemistry of why this is, but I heard that it has to do with environmental laws that require ecologically friendly bases instead of solvents that allow for better flow (I do not know if this is true).
My wife's BMW X5 has it just as bad and so did every other car in the BMW showroom.