OK, so, I got over my rant from the System UI error, did a clean install and voila, I'm on 2.8.3 BUT, laaaaaagggggg and the Lockscreen wallpaper is no longer transparent.
Come on MIUI, one step forward and two steps back....
This is not good.
You know... I was going to email the team mid week about the lockscreen, but thought nah im sure they have noticed this.
/me MASSIVE RAGE!!!!!!!