Aw, man, don't tell me that
I just got mine back from AF1 Racing. It looks fine, maybe a little more dirt buildup on the right slider than the left, but nothing to worry about. The tech there told me he checked the slider for finish imperfections that might have caused the seal to fail, but found none.
I loosened the bleeder screws prior to cinching the bike down in the truck, and tightened them again once I got the bike untethered at my destination, per the manual. I also wiped the sliders and sprayed some teflon lube on them as Richard230 suggested prior to doing a little riding in the area. I've ridden about 50 miles total since with no leaking yet.
I do hope you get your issues resolved soon.