Just got the ES8000 home, it's a replacement for a D8000 that had some nasty uniformity. The difference between them is night and day. So far from my quick set-up and quickly pumping through some 50% gray the panel looks really uniform, I'll be testing it some more once it gets dark tonight, but so far it's a big difference. Though besides the uniformity the edge lights are much less noticeable on the ES. With the D the edge all around was slightly brighter. And for those that say the viewing angle on the ES is worse, I think your are crazy. So far it seems much more watchable on the sides compared to the D series. With the D the brightness of the picture wouldn't be uniform at all angled viewing, now I don't even see a difference other then the overall picture slightly darker.
I'll snap some test pics and what not once it gets dark.