To conclude my buying query above, I just got talked into the RS45 for $2k from AVS. Bugger! I could hear my Amex going, "you better pay me off at the end of the month." The one guy I was going to buy the 350 from was the one that convinced me to get it. Go figure. Makes sense though. I've only owned two pj's, the SP4805 and then the H79. I do keep them awhile, and the RS45 is that much better than the 350 with a 2yr warranty to boot. So I think 5-6yrs from now, I won't get a case of upgrade-itis.
Now the only thing that could sway me away is the fact my old place of work is a Sony dealer, and they might make me an offer I can't refuse on the HW50ES. Extra year of warranty, spare bulb, and local support which means calibration better than what I can do.
Man did this escalate. Stupid hobby...haha.