I just realized something now and y'all think Im nuts or just emotional but the 5010 is a total SUCKER buy..it' complete BS.
Ok now I have the 1080UB prof cal, which has nearly identical specs as the 8350. I don't have the 8350 but my friend does, yet to me the 8350 is significantly better than my 1080UB. Why? it's because it's a newer model coming out couple yrs later and which is exactly I know without a doubt the 3010 will leapfrog the 8350 in similar fashion it leapfrogged the 1080UB.
But guess what? nobody is going to buy the 3010 because it has no lens shift. Seriously, who's going to buy it? epson know we all need the lens shift and decided to put in the 5010. And of course Apex, PP, AVS sales, BB are all dancing with joy with the huge mark up in commission they will get from 1500 to 3K.
Yes I know the 8700 is better than the 8350...but no way is it 1k better and the same goes with going from 3010 to 5010. If Epson wants to us fork out another 1500, they better gives more than 150K CR and 200 lumens and lens shift. I am so flippen pissed off right now Im not sure if epson will be my next PJ. I might have to go with the KIA of PJ's optoma or a Pan.
All I know is that Epson trapped us in the corner with no lens shift 3010 and think they can stick it to me for another 1500 for the 5010 for the lens shift. I means who cares how good is the 5010, it means crap without the lens shift. I hope buyers will boycott the 5010 until the price drops down to 2k which is at where the 8700 is it's replacement.