Yeah, the wii u issue would be the brightness limiter, which is beyond annoying on plasmas. That's one thing I am a bit happier with on my pioneer elites than most plasmas, is it seems to not be as drastic. Probably the stupid "guidelines" in current years where people screw things up more and more trying to reduce power consumption, more than actually protecting the plasma from anything. Also on those I have to trun the volume to 0, as you can't disable sound on them either.
I am still trying to decide whether or not to try the 42s60. Blah. Obviously it has a lot of issues compared to an elite, but 1. since so many tvs hurt my head, I know lowering size COULD help with that issue, and 2. I could then compare directly whether or not the black levels on my elites are screwed up. I just ahte the hassle if I know I won't keep it, and I can't decide if I would potentially keep it or not. I wonder if the picture is so horrible in light that I wouldn't even be able to deal with it just for casual viewing where I don't care about detail. Also, obviously, even though 50 inches is bigger than I like, it would sure suck going all the way back down to 42 for a main tv again. Before the 50 I was using a 40, so it would be almost the same size as I had eben using when wanting to upgrade.