D8EE's are broken in at the factory (one reason they are more expensive) and should be completely smooth on the top.
I agree with Jay - you shouldn't be trying to hone your first razor, but if anything you're probably overhoning it. Those DMT plates are WICKED fast cutters, and even the incredibly fine D8EE cuts quick as dickens, so you're likely overhoning it.
Great choice on the DMT D8EE though... it's quickly becoming my FAVORITE razor hone. It's immediately ready for use (you don't have to soak it like a waterstone) it cuts incredibly fast and fine, and it never has to be flattened. I find that when I have a razor thats edge needs to be refreshed, just a few (I mean literally 2-3 strokes) on the DMT D8EE and a few strops on Green Chrome (total time investment of about 1 minute) puts an edge as smooth and lovely on the razor as I'd get spending 20 minutes toiling over it with a myriad of expensive belgians, eschers, etc.
If I could have only TWO honing/sharpening tools, one would be the DMT D8EE and the other would be a green chrome pasted paddle strop. I'd take that aforementioned combo (which would set you back around $100 out the door) over anything else - including combo stones, and the super fancy/rare stuff.
joel (at) badgerandblade.com