Great post, and I totally agree.
Funny, I embarked on a similar rant recently in the DCI section.
Not sure if you saw it:
"It seems to me that as time has passed, evaluation of projector quality has devolved into the single metric of on/off contrast. I find this to be particularly prevalent in the 3000k + forum, where many do not see the value of more expensive home cinema or dci projectors. On/off contrast is espoused as the reason why these more common projectors outperform their more expensive brethren. While obviously important to the cinema experience, I am not entirely sure why this metric has trumped all of the other metrics that contribute to overall image quality.
My guess is that this overriding on/off contrast metric is why the poster described the numerous home theater projectors available as superior to their dci counterparts."
I am using a TruVue Vango right now, which I absolutely love. I've used JVC in the past, but I don't wish to return to the DILA technology. I've never seen a Lumis in action, but have read all the accolades. I had planned to purchase one, but my room limitations precluded its use. (Shorter throw distance, desire to use an ISCOIII was not going to work well with the Lumis. Image just fits through the ISCO from the protruded Vango lens). Also, I was worried about burning my retinas with the Lumis on my 115" wide 2.35 screen!