The same thing has been killing me. This is such an usual year in having them controlled inventory so well that we don't see the best deals at closeout so it's frustrating to see it hundreds of dollars more than it once was.
I think this would be my preferred set as well (prefer the design, weight, profile and cost (and bluetooth) of the glasses over the VT Panny), but it drives me crazy that the best deals on it are only $100 or so better than what I can, for example, get the 65VT30 for right now. I keep vacillating on getting that one, but actually think I like the Samsung's this year better and am put off by the problems in this year's Panny's that were not fixed (color decoding) or which may require having a service tech out to fix. On the other hand, I'm concerned about waiting into next year in case Sammy really sticks (hard to imagine though) with this Apple-liked forced-MSPR pricing model they supposedly are going to enface with 2012 models... If there was a sub-$2,000 price on the 64D7000 (or the 8000) I would jump immediately.