Is the company you bought it from returning your money/offering a trade?
No return or trade, I bought it through a private seller and essentially got what I paid for. I know better for next time though.
That being said, referring to head gaskets, are the 02-05 ej205 wrx head gaskets in fact direct replacements for the ej203? I read in the beginning of the thread about them but there seemed to have been conflicting opinions.