Unreal. Phone is now just about perfect. Had some battery issues at first, rooted, rom'ed, installed 4.0.3 kernel (the 1.35 one). Left the house at noon with 100% power, it's now 8:41 pm and I have 84% left. lol.
Installed the kernel from here
[KERNEL][GSM/LTE][IML74K] "Apex" Kernel V2 Test (12/19/11) - RootzWiki
and the rom from here
[ROM][LTE][UPDATED GAPPS 12/20] RootzBoat 4.0.3 V4 - RootzWiki
Not sure if it's ok to post links here, if not just edit please.
I can't recommend installing these enough. A really noticeable difference. NO stuttering, no lag, great signal and great battery life. Everything works. I'm so happy I bought this phone.