YW & thanks for your kind input. I believe you are doing the right thing gathering as much info as you can in advance. Best of luck with whatever you decide on. I can't comment on LCD's as I haven't owned one.
The 65" is pretty big, so it could cause content motion issues to be more visible. I suspect that would be most critical if viewing from the short end of the THX recommended distances for panels. Depending on recliner position, I'm at 9 to 10 feet. There's a lot good about the big screen, but at this distance and coming from a much smaller CRT, the motion took some getting used to.