Beagle, I had exactly the same experience when I toured the Corvette plant in Bowling Green KY right after I placed my order. And my 12 year old daughter got to start a new Z06 as it came off the line and received a certificate from BGAP congratulating her for helping bring a new Corvette to life.
Given GM's response (or maybe non-response is more accurate) to the 8L90/8L45 transmission issues, overheating Z06 Corvettes on the track, the Cadillac CUE system in general, failing wheels on GS and Z06 Corvettes, etc. I have FAR more faith in their assembly line workers than I do in upper management.
2018 2500HD Denali
sold: 2006 Sierra 2500HD LBZ, 2001 Sierra 2500HD LB7