Yes, the handle does seem to turn more easily. I've seen the same behaviour with other grinders, slowly having to grind a little finer from the initial setting. It actually started as only 1/4 rotation, so I'm not sure if it's stable yet. I was curious to see if anyone else noticed this with the Lido. It was probably easier for me to spot, because I use my refractometer a lot for dialing in, and the TDS change was very obvious.
Like I said earlier in the thread, my lid arrived cracked, but it doesn't seem to have affected the operation of the grinder. If there is a replacement part of some kind forthcoming, I'd be happy to wait for that rather than just getting another plastic lid. Especially since I'm in Canada.
I am in love with the grinder, and really enjoy hand grinding coffee. I have a Tanzania at home, and the Lido got me more excited, which should tell you something. I've been drinking rather a lot of pourover since Wednesday!
I was experiencing beans feeding stoppage while grinding, so I came up with a bean agitator
I haven't noticed any bean stoppages I couldn't grind through. I did manage to get a bean stuck between the cross piece and the burr carrier, and extremely large beans have a bit of a tendency to collect on one side of the chamber.