So after a year of research and Sharp not really being on my research list I purchased the Sharp LC70LE735U. What caught my attention was picture quality immediately, which is well what most people want out of a TV in the first place. I did endless circles between Best Buy and Fry's and I have to say that out off all the high end Samsung's, and Sony's, I felt this is the one that has the best picture quality period. The Sony 929 was the next runner up, but the quality control, banding, and production delays of the 65 make it pointless/impossible to buy. On top of that the price point of the Sharp was much better.
I did compare it to the 70 inch Elite and I have to agree that the quality of the Elite wasn't that much better. I thought the off-angle viewing of the Elite wasn't quite right either. In my opinion spending the extra money for the Elite isn't worth it. But it is a nice TV.
If there was any negative of the 735 it would be that I wasn't overly impressed with the 3d, but I haven't been on any other TV either.
It should be delivered today and I'll try to follow-up with pics.