The Epson has become my go to projector and I now have to remind myself to use the others. I love the guilt free convenience of turning this projector on and off at my whim -- much liked a T.V. I don't know how you attach a value to that -- for me it's worth a lot. I use it for Netflix, the news, Youtube and so on.
Also, the fades to black is another thing that is important to me but I suspect I'm pretty much alone with that one too. I went to a lot of effort and expense to coax my Sony G90 to do complete fades and hold them and that was the one thing about the G90 I missed with digital (my Mits 7900/8000 will do this but not as convincingly) until the Epson. Most fades occur between mid APL scenes so any missing black level steps are pretty much moot. When a scene goes from a mixed low APL scene to a fade and then back to a mixed low APL scene the Epson still does a reasonable job since it's dynamic contrast (in my case) should be around 150,000:1 (manual iris maxed for a native contrast of around 30,000:1 multiplied by 5 for the laser modulation = 150,000:1). In fact I've been surprised at just how well it handles these transitions. The one thing I don't like is when the projector is syncing and goes from a blank screen showing its native contrast to full black and then back and forth a few times -- now you notice the missing steps. With actual content (and laser modulation doing its thing), which is normally comprised of mixed scenes it's pretty good and often is excellent.
I had some issues with moire (silver grills, silver suite cases, some checkered clothing. etc.). I seemed to have found a solution -- I turned off the de-interlacing in the menu and now let my Teranex processor or Oppo BD player handle this.
Like the JVCs the Epson has a motion setting, which is distinct from its CFI. It seems to work very well -- I haven't been using the CFI, only the motion enhancement and motion isn't an issue (at least for me).
I'm going back and revisit some 3D. This is the one area that I'm a little disappointed about -- then again I'm pretty fussy when it comes to 3D (and I suspect my 2.8 gain screen exacerbates any ghosting I'm seeing). I've toned down both the depth and intensity settings for the 3D conversion my Teranex does and the 2D conversion to 3D looks great with both the Epson and JVCs. The Epson also does a good job at converting 2D to 3D; however, my Teranex does it better so after taking a look at how the Epson does it I usually go back to the Teranex.
I going to put a note on my RS500 to remind myself that it's up to bat next.