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Dark red used to have a big problem pre-2010 where most pieces would almost be translucent and being much lighter than dark red parts seen in sets today. A similar situation can be seen with pearl light grey/flat silver, another 2010 transition. The silver became much deeper and not so translucent.
Here's a pic - http://www.mediafire.com/view/hucqyru6daxw0h9/Lime variation.jpg
Use a glass pan in lieu of metal, easier cleanup
For me, it's the Tydirium Imperial Shuttle which had white bricks in different shades of yellow within the same set :(
Lego did replace them though.
I wouldn't bother TLG over a few cents of inventory but have for a key part in something I'm building