A) that's why they made the f8500. you gotta pay to play
B) if they didn't make the f5300, so many ppl would be upset that the only tv they can buy costs over 2grand and complain that samsung was dumb not to make a lower priced tv with similar picture quality minus the filter and smart features...
C) if the dumbass consumers didn't abandone plasma, not only would you still have the f5500 to choose from, there'd also be an f6500, f7500, and ten others from panasonic to choose from, so you could easily find the tv that meets your specific needs and budget.
that all being said, i think you'd be hard pressed to find a sub-800 dollar tv that doesn't have terrible reflections, or terrible viewing angles, or terrible blacks/contrast. of the 3, reflections is the only thing you can control and improve.
but hey, if you want to pay more, i just finished calibrated a buddy's LG LED he just bought for 1200bux(a price he was only given if he also bought the 250dollar extended warranty
), and in the dimly lit room it's reflections were... well...
but hey, that tv was only twice the price, and half the contrast(double the MLL) of the 5" larger 60F5300. so yeah, i'm not sure why ppl think the f5300 is such a great value