Well, unfortunately the oil filter didn't do its job; see David's first post where he says: "my new $7,000 engine is full of metal (see drained oil photo)" and the accompanying photo of the sump with bronze bits in the oil. So his bearings have been exposed to brass/bronze debris.If you have any confidence in the oil FILTER.. you should be fine. The operation of the engine is to suck oil from the sump and push it through the filter BEFORE any crap gets to the moving parts of the engine..
David: I guess you could try replacing the pump, putting on a new filter and changing the oil, and then just seeing what happens. You might be OK, but I sure wouldn't guarantee it.