There are many early adopters on this forum - myself included. I currently have a SharpVision 96U (LCD) and a 120-inch 13:9 screen (1.2 gain). The Sharp's image breaks up beyond 85-90 inches, but I believe my screen is a factor in this. 1.2-gain may sound reasonable for a 600 ANSI Lumen projector, but the picture quality on a textured, white-painted drywall is significantly better. Pixels are less noticeable (but still there) and there is no center hotspot. However, the native resolution is "only" 640x480.
Although the Sharp is 3 years old, it is reasonably well productized in that it offers very good flexibility (decent zoom range, lens shift, component and VGA inputs, built-in de-interlacing for NTSC, very good color, good contrast, etc.). The Sharp has good lamp life and reasonable bulb cost (about $350).
These are the bad and good aspects.
Early adopters and aficionados accept the downsides and often have the financial means and technical skills to live comfortably with new technology.
Many people here are more interested in DLP/D-ILA than CRT projectors despite the CRT's reigning superiority in image quality. Different balances between quality, price, and flexibility appeal to different people.
In planning a replacement for my 96U, I am looking for a particular balance between quality, price, and flexibility. That balanced product, for me, is not yet on the market, but I am hoping to find a prototype at this year's Infocomm...
The attention Seleco has paid to productizing their new 13:9 DLP projector seems unprecedented! Flexible mounting options, variety of inputs, great optics, whisper quietness, sealed light path, a great throw-distance table, 6-segment color wheel, good lamp life, (possibly very little out-of-box recalibration), and even a choice of colors to complement your decor. Couple this projector to a 1280x1024 DLP in the future, keep the cost around $10K or less, and it becomes a very strong contender (for me). However, I am eager to see the 800x600 model and of course all new D-ILA or LCOS prototypes.
P.S. I enjoyed browsing your HT website!