Yes. I played it for a while and then decided I liked it enough to get the bass it was derived from, the Ibby SR605.
I need to revisit it at some point and recess the bridge. As it is now, mounted on the surface, there isn't enough adjustment to get the action as low as I like. It is playable but only with the saddles sat right down on the bridge plate. I have no thoughts about the pickups at this time. If I go down that rabbit hole I will probably end up with a chain of upgrades as each individual mod shows up the next weak link in the chain.
Like yourself, I felt the screws needed replacing. They're stainless steel rather than black to match the hardware but I like that. In addition to drilling pilot holes, a little candle wax on the threads helps a lot to reduce friction as they're tightened up
It plays well enough for a kit so I'm happy with it.