Nissan will protect the LEAF's image with the public by taking care of the early adopters if they are of the opinion it will tarnish their entire product line. This happened with the high cost of repairing CVT where they retroactively applied extended warranties on transmissions. If their product is faulty they won't allow that to impact their ability to sell cars. Does that mean they will take good care of us? Maybe, maybe not. It depends on the scale and perception of any problems with their customer base.
LEAF early adopters are typically technically inclined, and I would speculate are more likely to be bloggers. As such they will want to be sure early adopters are treated fairly. I'm not talking favoritism, we can't expect that, but fair treatment is on the cards IMHO.
Blue SL-e, Res 4/22/10, Ord 3/29/11, Del 7/30/11
Lost 5 Capacity bars
7/18/13 (29,206), 8/25/14 (51,728), 7/12/15 (71.108), 5/12/16 (88,362), 10/17/16 (96,532)
New Battery 12/3/16 (98,956)