I'm very interested in getting this TV so this thread made me go ahead and register.
First off I have to disagree with the others opinion about the display quality. I went to three stores (one CC two Best Buys) and the Samsung set looked pretty much the best out of all the sets available. At the Best Buy closest to my house they had the slimfit set up right next to both 34 in Sonys and the LG 30FZ4D, the LG was pretty much on par w/the Samsung and the Sony looked terrible. My friend who I brought with me said "man, Sony is sure making some sh*tty looking TVs" I lol'ed and agreed, it was pretty sad looking.
I didn't notice any of the geometric issues or other problems either. I'm sure this is a god set but I'll see when I get one.
I also emailed Samsung and asked if they were making a 34 in set to which they replied that there are no plans to which is a bit of a let down.
* CC has them on sale for $899 right now too.