Originally Posted by wynand32
I updated my other posts on this, and basically the splotchiness was actually apparently just oil from my fingers as I touched the screen. In short, it wiped off, and shows up periodically in other places. It's only noticeable, actually, at an angle, and doesn't show at all when looking straight-on. I'll update my other post as well to avoid any confusion.
Capacitive screens are known to show splotchiness with fingerprints. It's one of the pet peeves I have with the Kindle Fire.