My a6000 was just delivered from B&H - woo hoo ! When I bought my NEX-6, it came with a plastic "blank" in the hot shoe to protect it from dust, etc. but my a6000's shoe is "naked". Seems like a place for stuff to accumulate. I am wondering if they all come like this or mine just missed a stop on the assembly line. This piece of plastic can't cost Sony more than a few cents to make. Maybe Sony realized that many people are going to put a level there (I am) since they took the internal one away. It seems like a useful part of the kit to protect the contacts. I hate to think that Sony has adopted the mentality "lets figure out how to save 10 cents on each camera ... we sell so many it will mean big money at the end of the year". Did your a6000 come with the "blank" ? If so, was it already on the camera or loose in the box ? (I bought my 6 used with it already mounted so I don't know for sure how that one came).