Yeah, you would think that they would have just replaced something, but the bending is what he recommended. BTW, two separate shops recommended this guy specifically (Aligning frames, suspension, etc is all they do) because they said he could do a better job than they could.
Can't complain, car tracks and turns great. And no I have never bottomed the suspension or anything like that to damage it.
If I were Honda, I wouldn't write to bend anything either. Just asking for trouble IMO. And yes, I did look at my factory manuals, no Haynes crap here.