Well, I'm back to eat my words written earlier today. I stopped by Best Buy while I was out gallavanting around, and lo and behold, they had just set up their 56" 787..... Holy Moly!!
what a beautiful machine
The picture was absolutely gorgeous - no other rear screen projection set in the store touched it, IMO (they didn't have a Sony SXRD on display for some reason, but memory tells me that I might have even been more impressed with what I saw on the 787).
I absolutely love the styling of the 787's cabinet; it's understated, yet elegant. I've got to go flog myself some more for not holding off on my Vizio purchase and waiting on this baby doll.... Gawd I'm envious of you who are buying this set - it puts mine to shame.