IMO, yes. Of course if you ask in the LCD forum you may get a different response. The advantages of plasma are, IMO, more life-like PQ, better side angle viewing, less motion blur, better uniformity of PQ, better blacks (with the possible exception of the most expensive LEDs). Only you can say which technology is best for you. The ST50 is an excellent plasma. The 2013 models will be coming out in a few months, so you may want to wait.