FWIW, my 2010 LG has been stellar since purchased. I agree in principle with waclark's statement. This is, after all, just television, and I think a lot of us get too wrapped up in it and need to step back a bit. I know I do. I think there are tv's within every model line that just perform better than others, even within that same model line. And those of us who happen to be lucky enough to get that one set, just don't see some of the issues. Djyinn's point about red jerseys is a good analogy. On my LG, red jersey's, on any team, are just that, red. Not pink, red. The zebras are black and white, not gray and white (even though I really hope they replace them with ones who understand the rules of the game!). When it comes time to buy a new tv in a few years, I'll probably look at plasma's (OLED?) first because that's where the newest improvements will more than likely be and LCD/LED will be a passing technology. But until then I'll just enjoy by LG LCD.