I think there's just a different feel to the embossing than there is to the die cutting. Oh, and as you use your Bug, it will loosen up a bit. Then sandwiches won't feel so tight.
Go ahead and turn your B plate over--and flip it around. This will reduce the warping and the cutting damage in any one spot. And I suggest to everyone that they just buy an extra set of B plates to begin with! That way, if one breaks, you have a spare.