Maybe I'm not reading some of these posts correctly, but is there really a question if someone can live with an Elite for the next five years? Lol "The next five years" takes us through 2017 and into 2018. For a set to take you through the next five years it needs to be available NOW. This begs the question: What set could I live with NOW for five years other than an Elite? If the answer is none, then hold onto what you've got (because it must be better than an Elite). How about the 84" Sony? Ya, that could work...for $25,000. As it stands the only set(s) are the VT50 and the upcoming ZT60 and F8500. The latter two haven't been professionally tested yet, so who knows about them. But even if they are all that, does anyone realistically think that they would be so much better (while being smaller) that one could "live with it for five years" but could not say the same about the Elite? I highly doubt it.