I actually do still want to know if they ask for the transcript, for reasons that are different from a grade drop (don't want to out myself, but slightly unusual situation), but the reassurances are good to hear as well.
Every firm will ask for a transcript at some point, if only to confirm that you've graduated.
There were plenty of unemployed c/o 2011 students (top 1/3) at my school who would have killed for an offer from Orrick at OCI 2009.
Sure, but doesn't necessarily mean they interviewed with Orrick and got rejected. In my experience, the top third types who struck out either had personalities that made them virtually unemployable anywhere, bad bidding strategy, or some combination of both.