Eye of the beholder!
I prefer the "look" of a good plasma like Panasonic. They usually have deeper blacks and their colors seem richer. Overall, plasma pictures seem more like a CRT to me, albeit much clearer than the tube sets most people have owned. Also, I still tend to be conscious of blurring on fast moving objects on LCD's, even though they have improved to the point where this is not noticeable to most people.
But many others choose the LCD, liking the bright crisp look they offer. LCD's tend to be more eye catching in a store because they appear brighter, although that advantage is not as notable in most homes which do not have as much ambient light.
Only people with exceptional vision will be able to detect the greater resolution at normal viewing distances (~9-12 feet). I always suggest letting one's eyes decide, not the spec sheet. (But then, I have trouble following that advice myself!
Other than those caveats, all I can do is suggest you look at them in as many stores as your can, being sure to view them from the same distance you would at home. Store displays vary, and the set that looks best in one may not in another.
I'd take the Panasonic in a heartbeat. I have an older model, and still love it as much as I did when it was new. But, in the end, the "best" set is the one that makes you happiest, so if after a lot of thought and looking, the resolution issue truly bothers you, you probably should go ahead with an LCD. After all, you're the one living with it, not me.