I got one six days ago and it had really bad creaking/squeaking on both chrome sides. I finally when to a store tonight and exchanged it. The new one is much much better. It's only been a few hours, so we have to see if stays the same. But it is definitely much better/tighter than the first one.
Phone: Treo 270/600/650/700w/700p/750v/BB 8800 & Motorola Q >> Future: iPhone