I'm sure you did a great job with your assembly....you just don't have to lift the brake handle so high. You must have a Spring II if you don't have a ratchet on the back beam, so all is good. You don't need one because you have the new improved friction brake :)
Louet puts those little eye screws on for the lease sticks. I like my lease sticks up like I have them in the videos, much easier on the back. But, you can use those to attach a string to and run it through your roll of paper to keep it off the floor. Hope this helps and happy weaving.