a company is out to make money.. how much revenue they have and how much net profits they make is irrelevant.. you point is just to divert attention from the fact that it wasn't a manufacturer defect, but outright end user damage..
Intel is having a record year. Most corporations are ruthless in the search for profits, and will do almost anything they can to maximise them. My point is that if companies and corporations are ruthless in improving themselves, why shouldn't the individual user be ruthless and try to maximise his/her returns? If you can get away with it, why the hell wouldn't you do it? All I'm saying is it's worth a shot. If intel decides to RMA something that was the customer's fault, then the customer wins. +1 for the little guy!