Hard to say since this is all based on a story you read, hard to judge a whole brand by a vague experience of someone else. I had a Samsung LCD that I didn't like the flashlighting/clouding issues with, and while not a warranty issue, just returned it through the seller after a few weeks. Samsung plasma I exchanged it for I like a lot. It's out of warranty now so my problem. How did Samsung screw you?
When did Amazon move to Arizona?