On three separate occasions, I was told it's ****ed, it's fine, it's ****ed.
I had Litchfield's replace it. There was nothing wrong with it.
Most got scammed into having it replaced by Shitsan dealers so they could claim money from Shitsan.
This is rumour control, here are the facts.
Longitudinal travel is normal, and a requirement.
Lateral run out of more than 0.2mm is the only reason to replace the bell.
The rattle is nothing to worry about, until you start feeling vibration under your feet.