It didn’t fix it.
I get the impression you are being sarcastic. I stood right there and he showed be the first thing the manual said to check and the actuator showed it wasn’t getting enough power. He was a car guy and we found out we had a lot of mutual friends. He struck me as competent and loved my car. The problem comes and goes. A week after I got the car back from some major mods, cam, injectors etc the problem came up. I took it back to the shop and they gladly looked things over, flushed the fluid, checked for leaks, etc and found nothing. I stood there while this was done. So it was after that I took it to the dealer. For now I’ll live with it as it is getting not to be fun until I can clear my head.You got an actuator replacement, a substantially more expensive thing to service, and you say it didn't fix the problem? So I would say that yeah, they gave you "VIP service" all right.
For the car to know there's an issue with the Power Steering, there has to be at least one sensor someplace that conveys the "health" of the system... fluid level, pressure, temperature, something like that. Too lazy to go look for myself. But replacing the sensor would have been the first thing I did.