Greetings,Actually if they remove the hinge and any utility is lost like the ability to have keys that are not sunk down in the keyboard or keys that leave smudges on the screen or even if the removal of the hinge changes the aesthetic of the device to look like other devices I won't be buying the new new Surface Book. I like the look of the hinge and that is one of the reasons I bought the device. It sets itself apart from other devices and looks cool. I have not had any issues with "dirt or other debris" getting in my device because of the gap. If you have that issue then you are most likely a pig who needs to be more tidy. If your carry case or bag is that dirty clean it.
Just curious if you have noticed any screen "wobble" while using the surface book, and if this has caused any usability problems for you?