Well... After tolerance issues with our first block from Benson, we have finally received our new one.
The decks are perfect, and no step can be felt between the sleeves and aluminum. The line hone looks very nice, just like the last time and the block was deburred again, as well. As mentioned in the forum posting, this block is a 702 casting so there is a bunch of casting flash everywhere but Benson cleaned up most of it. Additional time cleaning and polishing the block will be spent.
Additional pictures and information from the block receipt can be found here.