Internet speculation is what's "crackulating" and people that hold off from buying a TV because of a thread they read on the internet are not worth worrying about anyways because they are obviously incapable of making their own decision.
Like I said this issue needs to be approached systematically, analytically, and objectively. Right now there is insufficient evidence and data to draw a conclusion other than a single isolated case that was reported in conjunction with a separate and potentially related problem. That is it.
Like I said, keep a cool head and plug forward and this can be dealt with. If it turns into he-said she-said speculation then it is nothing more than a worthless and detrimental rumor.