Won't improving picture quality, namely contrast and color, create a more life-like and three-dimensional picture? Isn't that what 3D is striving for anyway? I've seen one 3D film and I'm not overly impressed with the effect. There were issues with 3D anyway (half the resolution to each eye, dimmer picture, off-angle viewing, uncomfortable glasses, etc.), so I would rather see manufacturers focus on technology to improve the picture quality or enhance other features rather than keep dumping money into overcoming those issues. It (3D) is something that, honestly, most people don't give a crap about and have no interest in paying more to have on their TV, including me. If you want 3D there are plenty of TVs out there right now you can purchase or get a 2014 model from another manufacturer. But I feel the writing is on the wall for 3D TVs. Even the PS4 doesn't support Blu-ray 3D playback. Sony may be intending to add it with an update in the future, but who knows?
I am a 2013 Panasonic plasma owner and I am glad I bought my new TV in 2013 rather than wait, and I'm not complaining that plasma didn't even show up at CES. Technology is constantly evolving, perhaps too quickly, so we're going to suffer through tech that comes, goes, or never makes it to market. Better technologies and TVs are on the way, so enjoy what you have, that's my best advice.