Up to the version 16 drivers I had no complaints about AMD and the drivers. Ever since the 16 drivers have come out I have been experiencing STOP 0xEA BSoDs after one another. 15.12 is the only stable version in recent months for my XFX 290X. I tried clean installs and upgrades alike, so that's not the case. Furthermore, STOP 0xEA is defined as a "THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER" bug check, so the chances it's the hardware are extremely small. Especially coupled with the fact that 15.12 are rock solid.
Anyway, sent in windbg analyze dumps via the reporting page for all three 16 releases so far. Creating this post mainly for people with identical issues to find. I tried to be exhaustive as possible in the bug report, but if more windbg reports are needed, let me know just what needs to be extracted from it.