Upon opening the box, (that was a pain) I can see a pinhole down to bare black metal (large enough to insert the tip of my beeding needle into) in the pot itself.
The lid underside, where the letters are raised, has about 8 small "holes" or non-glazed spots around the raised parts of the letters.
Wow--that's a thin glaze. Have never had LC before but my old Copco has a much thicker glaze. Sur La Table had the 3.5 on sale for $150 so I succombed.
Should I question this/return it (not easy--store is 3 hours a away), or go ahead and use it to see if it cracks/chips?