Well, it's official, ownership flipped one year, so here's a little post mini review:
I still like the set a lot, and when watching BDs, I can still get those "wow" moments on the video quality. I mostly game on the system (using PS3) and have no problems with lag. It is detectable by me, but it is very slight and I have no problems competing. Speaking of gaming real quick, I can not recommend this enough, check out the Aura Pro Bass Shaker. I have the audio out on my headsets running to an external amp to drive the shaker, and man-o-man is it awesome to game that way. You can really feel all the explosions, and gun fire, and even in GT5 for some of the tracks, you can feel the grooves in the track.
Back to TV: Since getting this set I've been hooked on BD. I have a large DVD collection (300+) and around 50 BDs now. The colors look fantastic, as well as detail, and runs silky smooth. I still get some IR, but it goes away quickly. It also seems dependent on the color as Red images retain more often. Screen looks very uniform when showing an all white image. BUT, there is one thing that annoys me some, and that is the Black Level. In a dark room there is no doubt where the set is. I do use a 6500k light behind the set which does help some, but the black still appears more grey than black. It pains me at times when you can be watching a bright scene from a movie, or game and it looks fantastic, but when it jumps to a dark scene, it appears grey. I've tried a bunch of different settings and a cali disc, but the black still is not dark enough to me. I may hold out until next year, or hopefully get a colorimeter by summer to do a proper calibration. All in all though, I'm still happy with it.