Last night I got frustrated and took the spine to the stones to try to even that out. I figured since the spine is basically a built in honing guide, if I straightened that, maybe the edge would come together. Didn't seem to work out. I can't get a section, about 25%, about 25% in from the toe (if that makes any sense) to reach an apex. It must eventually apex if I keep grinding, I mean high spots will wear, low spots would finally make stone contact, maybe I just need a coarse stone and wear it down till I have even contact. What I might do it tape the spine, so that there is less surface area in contact with the stone at the bevel and see if I can reach an edge that way.
As far as stones flatness, I take my DMT Extra Coarse to each stone before I use the stone.
None the less, it's possible it is a stone flatness problem.
It's possible my honing technique is shit.
It's possible the blade is somehow defective (I am going to assume it is me, I am far more often defective than most things
It's possible that I simply need to spend enough time on a coarser stone to reach a consistent bevel and edge.
But I am stumped how to begin narrowing down my troubleshooting.