well, I still would take your neck to MM.
They will make some adjustments and improve intonation too.
In the end the better option (moneywise too) will probably be to sell your neck and to buy one of those necks that you have found to be less resistant.
Randy Jones at TenorMadness.com
This is slightly different, or rather more info, than your opening posts and useful info.
Pull down and dents - neither should be a challenge to a competent repairer unless really really so severe that repair causes more damage. I have heard of people interchanging Selmer necks, although they not be the same, but if you get the chance try some necks off more modern production Selmers, you may find one that does improve the sound/response with adversely affecting intonation - alternatively it could just be the tech you went to didn't do quite such a good job as another might if the internal is still distorted or it doesn't fit too well.
Thanks, appreciate the input.Ken Beason and Dell Knickerbocker do solid neck work. I've sent horns and necks to them for fixing the intonation etc. You can't go wrong!