Turned off Digital ICE and figured out how to use the "heal tool" in Lightroom. Makes a big difference Film scanning no longer takes forever (just a portion of. hehe). That being said, I'd like to still send out to RPL as I think it would save me a ton of time.
If only there was some way to guarantee that the film wouldn't be lost in transit (short of taking a plane over there and dropping off by hand). For those who ship out film... do you drop it all into one packet and perhaps split into multiple packets?