Those kinds of posts are so disheartening. I quit reading the forum years ago due to all the back and forth FUD regarding TV technology. Unfortunately I now need another display, so I'm reviewing some owner's threads.
Years later and it's still people going back and forth with the same old tired arguments. I just can't wait to get another display purchased so I can look the other way again.
Well if it helps, I finally decided the w900a is staying. The picture quality is not as good as a plasma, but I bought this tv for gaming and it does it extremely well. And please don't think the w900a picture quality is horrible, because it really is spectacular. Im just so used to plasma black levels that I get frustrated when I pay this amount of money and get dark gray. It is nice having those pure bright whites though. If you are looking for pure picture quality plasma is still king. Basically look at it this way: if you want an extremely bright and punchy image with vibrant colors and digital sharpness, then the w900a is for you. If you want a natural picture and are not viewing in a bright room, then plasma is for you. Obviously there is more to it, but thats the gist of it.