Bill, I'm still limping on the old one. It drives and shifts fine ever since I changed the fluid/filter a few months ago. I'm still nice to it though.
I actually just picked up the mount today. Unless something freakishly wrong happens, I should be able to test out the new one tonight.
Lash, I'm pretty sure it'* not the strut mount bushing. It feels further south than that.
This morning, at around 50 something degrees, it was acting up, and after work, at around 70 degrees, it wasn't acting up nearly as much. By the ride home, it was barely noticible.
The grinding also happens sometimes over bumps too.