While I didn't replace it, nor feel the need to, when I did my first service I removed my pump and inspected the fuel filter in case there was contamination or debris from manufacture or assembly. Fortunately it was perfectly clean, which helped instill some measure of confidence for some of the assembly practices
My tank filter was clogged with flakes of sealant, probably from over application when used to hold the O ring on the fuel gauge sender during assembly, so worth a look.
Not unusual to get a tankful of rust , sludge and water in Oz too, so anytime I have the tank off I tip and flush it, crap is a good weed poison.
As long as you are a non smoker!