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Thought I'd post a follow up here. As luck would have it, about two months after the first round of repairs mentioned above (ICP sensor and regulator), and after thinking about bulletproofing the other 6.0 trouble spots on my truck, I was forced into action when the EGR cooler blew. The truck didn't show the classic symptoms of EGR failure and the dealer (the closest option that didn't require a tow) told me I needed a new turbo. That didn't sound right to me (or anyone else I talked to). At any rate, I called around for shops that could not only fix the EGR mess (or rather delete it), but also put in a tuner, check out the turbo (just to be safe), and replace the oil cooler.
I'll admit the initial diagnosis of turbo trouble steered me to a shop that did a good volume of turbo swaps (ATS). I didn't really consider ATS seriously until I learned that they'd opened a second location in another garage that specializes in Fords (the main location seemed a little Ram-centric). Technically the shop name is Truck Transmission and Turbo Specialists.
They did an outstanding job fixing the problems. My truck feels better than new. Service and work quality were top-notch. Price was a little steep but overall I felt I got what I paid for and then some.
They did a great job on another repair earlier this year (ball joints, tie rods, etc.). That job was spendy as hell ($2k) not to mention boring (unlike the tuner from the first job), but again they did a great job requiring no return trips for corrections and service was great.
I think it's safe to say there are several great diesel mechanics here in the Denver area and you should choose the one you like based on your own factors, but I guess the one lesson I've learned here above all else is avoid the damn dealer. The Ford Focus mechanic working on your SuperDuty probably doesn't know much more about it than you do. To say nothing of their prices.
Thanks again to everyone who commented here.