One thing is for certain. Plasma marketing suck.
Samsung has great marketing showing consumers how colors should look like, instead of focusing on fidelity. Some people prefer that, just as it is more fun in virtual world avatar rather than stick to the real thing.
A simple test showing man on the street how D65 white look like and you would already get interesting answers. It's about conditioning and marketing.
What I am trying to say is that many of these LCD vs plasma argument stems from different reference points. I like plasma but like I said in many posts, I will however not buy any panasonic equity. It is obvious to me that plasma marketing has lost the masses.
So IMHO the value of AVS is trying to decipher PQ from mass marketing hype. The reference point ought to be industry standards or directors' intent. For lesser purposes I think there are plenty other forums
I hope this does answer the question from the OP. As his nick imply, he is too used to digital image, which LCD will excel.