So my 111FD was delivered this morning... just had a chance to fire it up, put it into pure mode, and try out a few discs... seems to work perfectly so far! Kudos to Roman (and the freight service he used), he shipped it out Monday, and less than a week later its in my house, halfway across the country.
And it's every bit as good as I hoped. The image is fantastic, the black levels are even better than my aging CRT can pull off at this point, and I hear no buzzing to speak of. I see these odd flashes of color if i quickly scan my eye across the screen sometimes, is that the phosphor lag people talk about? Either way, it hasn't bothered me so far. Another concern I had was the brightness, but it has no problem matching my Samsung 650 LCD's brightness at my preferred dark room settings.
If I have one complaint, it's that the Pioneer is more revealing of the flaws of some of my weaker blu-rays than my LCD was... but the good ones look astounding
All in all, I'm a happy fella.