If the HDD erase issue is real, youtube videos will do more damage. In that case if that's real i don't see why take a measure like that to prevent being hijacked by Jbking/etc. They are threatening the final user and that **** is bad. *If you use clones we will erase your HDD data*.
The only case reported (here) was that. But OP denied to put so solid proof about what happened.
So in this way or another they are already deep in the mud.
1) If users start complaining about HDD erase and post massive videos in youtube. Even if is not TB related but related some other dongle.
2) If users start making threads that have some valid points and argument proving that in fact TB is breaking *kinda privacy* law.
Assuming that users already read on TB site about HDD erase.
So far we got a *threat* message to the one who owns a TB or want to buy one or just a copy.
If the product fails or happens what they said, no need of boycott. Automatically the sites that are selling the dongle will be erase it from their catalogue afterall they don't want to have a black ship among some other cool products.
Maybe im wrong, don't know.