I agreed. It's sad that on an attempt to make devices lighter and smaller (and to save a buck) most manufacturers now solder most of the components together and use a lot of glue and tape to the point that they're impossible to upgrade and repair.
However, manufacturers like Microsoft are good on warranty, and if you have a problem, most of the time, you won't have a problem getting a replacement. Also, knowing how devices are built nowadays, it's a good idea to buy the extended warranty.
In the past, I had a Surface Pro 3 with a broken screen, and even with warranty expired they exchanged it with another used Surface in perfect working conditions for little money.