Thanks for your reply. Yes, I am aware that the VT won VE's shootout, as well as what that means as far as performance. I don't think I would necessarily write off the GT as just "having a big TV," as its PQ is very near that of the VT. Taking into account the (likely minor) differences in PQ and aesthetics, I believe the general consensus is to go with the bigger set. If there were no differences in PQ, it would be a no-brainer to go with the GT. I know that the true answer is "you have to ask what you value more, increased PQ or a larger size," but I'd like to know what others would do in this situation.