this dropped to $899 on Amazon late last night, pretty nice price with no tax/ship, went back up sometime this morning. I had considered it but was holding out for the 60" ST30 or GT30. I'm waiting to see how the prices start looking when the next wave of models hits retail.
Maybe the green blob/pink tint issue will be resolved with the new models. I have read that the green blobs normally get better with age on the panel, but the pink tint I have heard the opposite. Maybe as the green subsidzes, the pink takes over that area.
@honda you can't see the giant green area in the first pic sage posted surrounded by the thick border of pink tint? It's not as obvious during the content shots but I'm sure you'll see it in-person if you were running slides for break-in. It's a shame but I think these probs are on all Panny models with varied severity, but some just don't notice or it doesn't bother them.