Owned a 36XBR and 32XBR... had one of the best pictures and because of that, it took me 6 years to find a TV I wanted to replace it with. I looked at DLP, I looked at SXRD, I looked at Plasma, I looked at LCD early on and they were all horrible to me and did not look as good as my CRT. This was in all different environments too. Friends houses, stores, HT shops, calibrated DLPS, etc... ...so I gave up and was hoping for SED to come to fruition.. when that got delayed, I got tired of waiting, so I began my search again. A little over a year ago. I started with SXRD, then went to LCD and the XBR Bravia. Plasma wasn't even on my list....
I went to a Magnolia and saw the FHD-1 and that was the first time, I said... wow now that's a nice picture.... so that's what got me into plasmas and the Pios. Because of my distance, there wasn't a benefit for 1080p on a 50" so I went with the 1140HD.
I can say that I was finally happy going away from my CRT and now I wanted bigger. So I've moved to the 150FD now and it's great.
So for someone who was looking for over 6 years, it was well worth it and I don't miss the CRT at this point, even though it was a great picture.