Yep - you are right.
The GS I went to, got only 3 steelbooks & all 3 had slash on spine. 2 of them had dents too.
The one I got was the only one with no dents. The spine slash may not be visible in my phone pic, but its there
i dont get it, how are some of you getting the steelbooks at GS already before the game has released?