The Dreadfleet rulebook is section stitched and perfect bound, which is an entirely reasonable way to produce it. Stitching the sections is much better than not and is normal for GW (which is a good thing).
Unfortunately my copy of the DF rulebook was starting to come apart after a quick skim through the rules (which is about half the book). Not good. It’s hard to really see on the photo, but the first section has cracked away from the rest. I thought, if this is what happens after an hour or less reading, how many bits would it be in after a couple of games flicking back and forth to find stuff?
I hope that the rest of you don’t have this issue. However, if you do then do what I did and just take it back in to your nearest GW store. They were almost as unhappy as I was about it and immediately opened another box and swapped mine for a new one. I’m hoping this was a fluke as it doesn’t reflect well on a £70 product.
So, a fair result in the end. Well, let’s hope it’s the end.