I got my Spectraview Pro kit, NEC hood, and a spare DisplayPort to mini DisplayPort cable (the refurb came with one!) from B&H today - which all together was almost as expensive as the monitor - and ran the calibration. Happy to report that as of now, the display is looking fantastic and it's been a good purchase for me as I've been waiting for a good deal for a long time.
One thing to note if anyone decides to get one from the link I posted, the packaging was a bit worrisome. The display came in one box, was wrapped in plastic sheeting, and the only protection was anti-static styrofoam blocks (the kind that look custom cut to fit each corner and the base). While there was about 3" of foam padding in any area touching the box, there was lots of air space in front of the display panel (which is probably a good thing). However, when UPS left the display at my door it was on its side so that made me panic for a bit on the inside until I opened the whole thing up.
To Andrew, how do I see the dead pixel and usage hours in Spectraview?