1- how do I know that I am getting the new corrected kit?
2- what if I don't want the shocks?
Every kit should absolutely be the new corrected kit. It's not right for a business to put out somethign that is wrong if they have the corrected kit. I've talked to Rough Country a few times on the phone and to me their customer support is excellent. I wouldnt worry about the bad kit anymore, Rough Country is making a name for themselves.
JUst get the ones that come with the kit. or you can spend 100$ for their better shock. If it was me, i would get the kit with the cheap shocks and then buy some bilsteins or ranchos.