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Again, words like "notorious" are best left for problems which are actual common, not rare. The internet magnifies the small into the big and allows this kind of innuendo to race around like a Toyota with unintended acceleration (also, mostly a myth, by the way).
Did some Retina Macbooks have this issue? I imagine so. Some Macbook Airs have some other weird screen-blanking problem, too. Mine is from that series/year. Yet it doesn't have it at all. So how widespread could that problem be? Well, statistically, even 1 person without it suggests it's well below 100%. And since I've seen dozens of those machines in the wild and have yet to encounter a person who even knows what I am talking about, I'd bet it's actually less than 10%. "Notorious"? Hardly.
The situation with image retention is actually a lower threshold than that. You can tell because even on the screaming, ranting message boards, there are few mentions of it. And the machines in the Apple stores don't exhibit it at any of the Apple stores near me (5 I visited since this came up, by the way).
There's a saying about "everything in moderation". If only it was applied to well, you know...