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Maybe, depending on your overall preferences, screen size, how much you prefer 3D, etc...
Honestly, 3D is great but most of us can still only watch it so much due to the amount of content available (unless you are big 3D gamer or something).
Some are more creative than others (and willing to spend more) to have every single 3D bluray out there practically, but I am not one of those (at least not at the moment).
So I would say for smaller screens the hc8000 if it fits in your room might be good based on Z's assessments (never seen it of course), but if I were you I wouldn't rule out the Sony hw50 or the Epson 5020 either, since I think it still rules the world for best overall 2D/3D combo.
Epson 5020 vs. Sony hw50 vs. Mits hc8000 would be a tough choice, try to eliminate firstly by your budget concerns and feature requirements, then lastly by picture quality and 3D (well that is what I'd do). Consider the Mits hc8000 does not have the lens shift flexibility of the hw50 or the 5020, but neither the 5020 nor the Sony hw50 support viewing 16:9 content on a 2.35 screen without external equipment for the 16:9 resize.
So my advice, look at all factors that can easily eliminate one PJ first, then decide on PQ last. If you try to base it only on PQ, it's tough without seeing them, but just go by Z's assessments and try to weigh how much you watch 3D vs. 2D, since it appears there still isn't a projector best at both (but Sony hw50 and Epson 5020 are nice for both 2d/3d combo, and perhaps the hc8000 as well).