LED revolutionized the TV industry, as it finally brought together the performance of the expensive, energy hogging plasmas with the more efficient and cost effective LCD technology, and in the process cut energy consumption even farther, got rid of mercury in the sets, and made them super thin. You might be in denial, but LED is the best technology out there, and, at least until OLED, is the current and future of HDTV technology.
You're absolutely right, videophiles everywhere rejoiced the day that mercury was removed from the LED/LCD's. After all that is more of the most integral specs for PQ performance.
Look, I'm for the obvious right to have your own opinion and the ability to fight to the death for that opinion, but to bluntly state that adding an LED backlight simply fixed
the LCD technology and automatically gave it the PQ crown is a joke. LED did not
revolutionize the TV industry, nor it is the best, plain and simple.
If you're going to throw out some wild accusations like this, explain why. Tell me how uniformity, contrast ratio, backlight bleed, clouding, flashlighting, shadow detail, black levels, temporal resolution handling, off-axis viewing, etc. etc. aren't issues with most