what's your viewing distance, and are you sure you need larger than 130ish?
just from personal experience(but also backed by some others) you can absolutely go too big. not just too big to have a good quality image, but too big to be comfortable as well. if you've done the testing, and you already know you want bigger, then no worries. but if you're just coming from a flat screen, and you're thinking bigger = better, that's not always the case.
i'm not caught up on the latest 'go to' models, so i can't really help with suggestions for alternatives. but i'll in another 2cents and say that i would not give up buying a 'go to' projector for an extra 10" of screen. despite all the cheap options out there, it's pretty rare to find a truly remarkable value projector that provides a top quality picture at a reasonable cost. and depending on your location, it can be really tricky to do any comparison shopping of your own, so sticking with known winners is usually the way to go.
you can buy convertor/adapter lenses to increase the image size at any given throw distance. i have zero experience, and have not heard any experiences from forums members using them either. but they do exist, and i assume there's probably some cheap ones that destroy the image quality, and good ones that cost as much as the projector...
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1130K, 7.1/5.1.2 audio
Sources: HTPC, PS3, XBOX360, Wii
Control: Harmony One