Okay... so... yeah there is lots of stuff I can fix with it; but I am really content with it as is and I believe it is well more than enough for the midterm for Material and Lighting.
So if you haven't read my previous post, I used a 20-hour-free render farm @ http://www.renderrocket.com to render this in less than a half hour. It took 14.7 hours of processing time.
I managed to resend my project through the farm, and it still had some discolored stripe issues; but I realized that I can requeue those strips before the project is done and that generally solves the problem. Render Rocket is sooo user friendly, its an incredible service.
So, no more talk, here is my render!