The new starters are much better. You shouldn't have to worry about that with the new Albino.
I filed a larger opening in my slide......don't know if it makes it any better than what you will find with yours. My reeds looked exactly like that. I think Husky got a bad batch of reeds. I submitted a warranty claim on mine, and never heard back, but it is pointless since I upgraded to the the V4 reeds. Did you order the jet block gasket kit from JD Jetting? As new as your bike is, I highly doubt your gasket has moved out of position, but that solved all of my jetting issues and my bike runs great.