I have severely mixed feelings about all of this. First, if I owned a company that produced something where a great deal of creativity goes into making said product, nobody is going to tell me what "needs" to be done to said product to make it acceptable. I do not agree with the term "P.C." It just breeds a society of thin skinned, weak, ignorant people, who can't think or stand up for themselves or their own beliefs. The single largest problem with society today is that people always look to someone else to make decisions. It's so much easier to pass the buck than to actually fail at something.
Then theres this. What should a consumer do when a company or companies regularly sell products that are, for all intents and purposes, defective? I don't think that government regulation is the answer. The more the government controls our lives, the more subject to their agenda we become. A consumer has to take responsibility for their actions. I bought a crappy product, knowing full well the companie's history of releasing crap. That's my fault and their gain.
I completely agree with you magus, we do need to make LARGE efforts to move back to the govt our constitution outlines and our founding fathers intended.