Craig bought the Google Pixel 2 XL directly from Google. He hasn't experienced the burn-in issue, nor does he have to deal with the so-called "blotchiness" on a white background. He only got it with the Microsoft screensaver launcher.
Leo says that some of the imperfections may not be noticed by most users because they aren't as into it and aren't looking for those imperfections. Leo says the burn-in is very slight, and he doesn't even know if it would bother him or not. He's more interested in the security advantages of the Pixel 2 XL and he hopes that Google can find a fix. Meanwhile, they've extended the warranty to two years.