ZOTAC's weird thermal pad

Our joy was short-lived. The first review of ZOTAC's fanless ZBOX reveals a weird thermal pad (what's the point of a mesh case then?). And it's covered with plastic. The 01net team had to disassemble the entire PC to peel it off, voiding the warranty!

Source: 01net (French)

Update: 80°C are unacceptable. This is clearly a design flaw, and a deal-breaker for us.

Update2: ZOTAC France tells us that this is an isolated human error.

Update3: Isolated?