According to posts on Wacom's Europe boards the Wireless board is different and not prone to the same problem as the first gen intuos4. They said they're looking to replace boards for future gens of intuos4 but at the same time are saying the usb port breakage is not a major problem.
The double talk is confusing me since it's being said it's not a problem. If not why even change the boards in the first place?
I know recalls generally don't happen till bodies pile up so I can only express my sheer displeasure over this issue for the time being and get told spokeshole rhetoric. Oh well.