I just upgraded from a older Sony VW-10HT. Prior to that, my projector was an NEC 9PG Xtra CRT. I also had a Panasonic AE900U for a couple of weeks last year before I returned it and ate the return fee because of very visible VB.
I am a very happy camper. Near perfect convergence. No shading issues. Some minor VB that is not an issue on program material unless I look for it (say by staring at the sky on outdoor scenes). I have a coffeee table setup with a 106" diagonal Da-Lite High Power screen. Even after bulb burns-in, I think that I am going to be AOK from a brightness perspective (bulb on low, iris on auto). And from my experience in looking for VB, the little I can notice will become even less so as the bulb loses some of its brightness after burn-in.
I was a tad concerned that I would lose some detail and have more visible SDE as the 10HT has 1366 x 768 panels. But, the extra apparent detail from the much improved contrast yields an apparently more detailed image. And, the SDE is less than on the 10HT. Sitting about 1.8 screen widths away, SDE is a non-issue for me with the HS60.
The other projector I was considering was the Z5, but as I was able to get the HS60 locally at Internet pricing, I jumped on it. The black level isn't quite as good as it was on my 9PG Xtra, but the improved white level more than makes up for it
I now get to watch movies I have seen many times before for the first time.