Jake, the old adage that "Your mileage may vary" applies here.
With my 2014, I drove it for almost 60K miles, and when I moved to a 2018, the 2014 still had all 12 bars and same range as new. The reality of the LEAF is that there is a vocal minority of owners complaining of degradation, but for the majority of vehicles on the road today it is not an issue.
In fact from late 2013 to today, the legacy degradation issues that did affect the early cars is pretty much non-existent. The 2016/17 cars that this thread is about, other than having bad SW that gave false reading of degradation, have had an excellent track record of stability.
One thing that I have noticed with stories from owners that have not had a similar experience as I have had, is that they tend to indemnify themselves from having any responsibility for the issues that caused their less than stellar experience with their LEAF. This disappoints me greatly.
I have found that in the majority of cases the way the car is operated and maintained by the driver has a much larger influence on the cars performance than the actual design of the hardware.
2018 LEAF SL
Delivery April 10 2018
2014 LEAF SV
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!