The Moleskine company has been bought by a French company, according to Moleskinerie. There’s not much information around yet, but there seems to be a feeling from the users that something needs to change. Quality does seem to have been dropping recently. It’s not past the point of being rescued yet, so if the new owners do the right things, and get these problems sorted out, they should make many fans happy.
And if not, it’s not too serious a problem. There are other notebooks available, you know?