My guess is this thread will either get locked(inflammatory) or moved to the correct forum(LCD panel forum) but for another POV, I have 3 Vizio HDTVs two are my first HDTVs purchased in '06 the most recent was purchased in '11, never had a issue with any of them
My motto is always I wouldn't have a Vizio for my main media room display(I'd prefer something like a Sony or Panasonic) but Vizio makes a decent TV for a good price. It sounds like you've had a bad experience with a Vizio product but others like me have had no issues well past the warranty. Everything breaks and sometimes it's just the luck of the draw but IMO there are lots worse brands than Vizio
Vizio is also making higher end TVs now that I might consider top shelf but all mine are more middle to low end of the Vizio line.