Definitely agreed on living with the uniformity issues. I may still have someone come out to look at it eventually, cancelled my Samsung support ticket as I didn't feel like taking a whole day off of work to wait for the technician. As long as I'm focused on the media I'm not paying attention to the screen issues as much. Believe the panel on mine is TH01. Clouding, flash-lighting and streaking all sound much more unappealing for issues to have with the display than this.
Overall I'm happy with my choice for the price, paid $899 at Best Buy the only thing I'm finding is the lack of features like CEC/Anynet+ and ARC which would be nice since I also bought an F series Samsung Bluray and Soundbar to connect to it. Of course I knew the TV would not be a 'SMART' one, but alas.