I too have heard that the vws are getting better. If they got any worse, they would have had to just recall the whole car. I manage a small car lot and hate it every time when we get a vw. They always need repairs and they are so expensive for the parts. of the last 3 jettas we had, (02 156k, 04 96k and 06 99k) all three needed master window switches, one needed a window motor ($300!) The 06 needed a timing chain (which is located on the transmission side of the motor (WTF??)) 2 needed headliners, the 06 is on its second RF headlight since we got it.... You get the point.
Congrats on the new car. IMO sell it before the warranty runs out (if its not in the shop when that happens). I hope the build quality is really getting better though.