Insurance company repairer said it would cost $2500 to repair so I took the money and bought a new one.
But, insurance company gave me back the damaged one.
Thought I'd have a crack at fixing the old one . Went onto ebay, bought a new display assembly for $230NZD (new, perfect condition except for 2 barely visible scratches on back).
Display assembly arrived, followed the ifixit guide, and presto, totally fixed, perfect display, wifi/camera still working just fine.
Just a bit surprised that I could do this for less than 10% of the pros price.
With respect to the repair itself -- i heard macs were notoriously difficult but I found it really easy as everything disassembled very easily (compared to my lenovo T400 where things didn't snap back into place quite so easily).
Also, I found 3 assembly mistakes in my unit :) Although, 2 of them could have been done the last time it was in for warranty repairs.