Root has been slightly elusive.
The tab is new enough that there isn't really any development yet. Managed to get root but no recovery. Mainly my utility apps work but little customization. No performance tweaks, and I think it needs them Touchwiz is heavy on it. The Sprint model bumps the CPU and system ram a bit, bit it has memory management issues.
... And to root it, rom, flash and flash. And flash again. In other words when the boys arrive, the machine is undergoing repairs and obeying to Jay's service schedules. I can see that happening all the time.