Picked up a G02 this past weekend at one of the few shops that carry it. I compared it to a Panny, Pioneer, and a few others. The Panny had a crisper picture (to my eyes), but it wasn't a big enough difference to warrant a $1100 shift.
My old Hitachi 51SWX20B crapped out on me, so I performed a lot of research on here before taking the plunge.
The picture is excellent. Blacks could be blacker IMO. If I mute the TV and stand right next to the system, I can hear the fan buzz, but otherwise it is quiet. I've pushed my brightness and contrast down to mid-30s for break-in. Following the 100 hour recommendations on here, I should have the set broken-in within a week or two.
This is my first plasma, so I hope I can adjust my TV watching habits to avoid burn-in. It would be nice if there was an FAQ for this set which included burn-in procedures, recommended settings, and other custom tweaks that would be useful. As it is now, I continue to flip through the 100's of pages of info that are floating around and hope this TV treats me well.