Vote no to new thread. Reasons obvious.
Been reading from post one since last spring and ever so infrequently (like really infrequently, like almost never) commenting.
Love the thread though. A daily read.
So will throw in a shout out to awesome wives and this set. Keep in mind my wife couldn't care less about TVs, she will watch whatever. So last spring I initially bought the 55es8000. It's thin bezel made it fit in the exact spot as our old 50" dlp. Wife comes home. Sees new set. She says "That's it? It looks like the other one. (she meant space wise...). Wasn't it supposed to be a bigger TV?" Yes ma'am! Exchanged next day for 60". She comes home. Says "now THAT'S better!"
Eventually, they all come around...