Called Panny and they didn't really have anything worthwhile to say, and weren't willing to give any compensation or discount towards a new Panny (any model), despite me telling I'm going to the competitor otherwise. Thanks for the suggestion anyway, kthejoker20, was worth the try. Their loss.
So, after getting all excited about Mitsubishi HC4000 and Optoma HD20/HD33, I realized they don't fit my apartment due to lack of lens shift. Now I'm set on Epson 8350. Although it's LCD, Pixmania (a large European online box shifter) offers an extended 5-year warranty, which is very good trade for my peace of mind.