OP, sorry to hear what happened. If bring a search results for all the engines here that failed. There are a good number.
Someone should start a Registry thread for everyone to keep track of these bearing problems. It'll only help the community in the long run.
But $12,000 US for a new engine is pretty good.
Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."