I was already wondering where you've been hiding... Nice to have you here!
The single most important question for me is this: Do you have any information on whether the 8G Pioneers will also improve on artifacts like false contouring, green phosphor lag and that kind of problems? Do you know how the current Panasonic 1080p behave in this aspect? I've heard hints that e.g. the 50PF9 shows noticably less false contouring than the 50PHD8. Does that fit with your information? The problem for me is that nobody really seems to talk about this very aspect very often, neither in forums nor do the manufacturers say anything about this anywhere. So I've no idea how the latest plasmas compare in this aspect of image quality.