I can only speak for myself, but because I remember this happening once already (with CRT's)
the kill off the current technology way too soon, and leave a multi year gap where the new technology hasn't matured enough to actually surpass the old in many important factors. the new tech will also be sold at several times the cost of the old, meaning even when they do finally develop a display that can match the old one, it's 3-4x as expensive. realistically, I don't expect to be able to buy a 65" OLED that can deliver better overall performance for under 3grand for at least 5 if not 10yrs...
I know when my crt slowly started going, I was unable to find a tv on the market short of the kuro that could even come close to it for blacks and contrast. 2yrs prior I could have bought an even better crt for about 1500. I don't think it's a good thing to give up fantastic 1500 dollar TV's for really good 6000 TV's.
this time around, I was prepared. I bought the best tv I could get my hands on this year. i'm preparing to not buy another for the rest of this decade... and even then, i'll probably abandon flat screens altogether for critical viewing. LED/laser projectors will be my replacement to flat screens. i should clarify, i've already abandoned flat screens for 'critical' viewing, but i'll soon abandone them for casual viewing as well.
Edited by fierce_gt - 10/11/13 at 10:26am