Just like CRT’s which encounter burn-in, LCD’s also encounter image persistence. Unlike the electron beam burning the phosphor of the screen’s coating in a CRT. The liquid crystals in the panels sandwich can loose their elasticity returning back to their neutral position.
Brightness and heat tend to aggravate this when you have a static image which stresses the crystals.
As to this being a common occurrence within this series of MacBook Pro’s So far there just isn’t. The larger 27” displays tend to have a bigger issue with this across all makes of displays.
There are a few things you can do to improve things. First alter your background from an image to a solid color, ideally a mid grey. Next there are a few programs which can exercise the crystals within the panel, while the extreme damage won’t be corrected, minor damage does seem to get better.
Avoiding image persistence on Apple displays