Not to run on here, but I just remembered something that my help put things into perspective. Even in Dec of 2010 I saw a "50 elite KRP at best buy open box for $2,100. It probably had to have low hours on it cause they had just put it up a couple weeks before I saw it . Couldn't have had more hours than your set probably. And this was an ELITE monitor. The general public just seems to care about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,:1 contrast ratios and the almighty 3D. Both make me gag. If I wanted to blind myself I'd look at the sun. And every 3D tv experience I have had was horrible. And I've demo'd they supposed "Best". I know different strokes for different folks. Just my opinion. The 3D stuff gives me a headache as well.