No disrespect OP, but I think you missed a lot of points of what's going on, on TV.
-With Orton's car being vandalized the same night it's been given to him (again), you're right, money wasn't the issue. BUT, regardless of if he had it 45 minutes or a month it's his property. You're telling me a rich guy wouldn't be upset if you're vandalized his new car? That's ridiculous. It's his. Plus, if you pull a gun out in the first act you're supposed to shoot it in the third. It's just how things work.
-Yes, Cody's PERSONAL business wasn't brought up on the show at all before. It wasn't ever important to the show. The whole point was bringing up Cody's personal business in front of the world. The other point was how quickly Triple H can fire you at the drop of a dime, with little warning.
You're pointing out the lack of long term booking by attacking it at the beginning of the story... I'll let you marinate on how ironic that is.
Love the fact you understand the 1st/3rd rule, but I gotta' disagree on some of what you said.
How much does a paint job cost on a car? Enough to piss a WWE Champion off? No.
If you want a perfect example of somebody shaking off property damage like it's nothing at all, look at HHH's "nah who cares?" after Brock destroyed his office. Feuds are played out by who wins each "week", who's standing tall at the end of each Raw or Smackdown and Brock should have had that one the same way that Bryan destroying the car should have been a much bigger deal than it was, but you have to let it.
I'm not attacking long term booking by attacking the beginning because yes, the wider story will continue but "Orton's car" as a story won't. When Cody returns, nobody is going to mention his wedding, that story began and ended that night too. His career is a different matter and by all means they're playing that well but his wife isn't going to be mentioned again.
By all means I'm loving this Corporation story and for the first time in a while, it seems like everybody's playing their part really well. HHH is great, Shield, Orton, Bryan, even Cody is going to come out of this looking awesome. "That" story is fine, but for the smaller stories intertwined it's like they're going back and adding stuff to Wikipedia when it suits them. When I saw Orton's car get fucked up I didn't care, but if Ryback started feuding with Foley and ripped Mr Socko apart with his bare hands or destroyed Kane's mask with a sledgehammer, it means something because you've added credibility to those things.