Agreed. I'm hoping they are, at the very least, a slight upgrade over the ES series. I'm really intrigued by the F8500 Plasma TBH. If it is as bright as the LED's with even darker blacks than the current E8000, that is impressive. (FIX THE FRACKIN' BUZZING!)
I'm just looking for a 55-60" with 3D, that new Smart Hub with that quad-core processor, and an Evolution Kit Slot. I hope they don't handcuff the Evolution Kit Slot to the Smart Interaction hardware. I have 0 use for the Voice commands or Web Cam.