Picked up an E50-C1 today at Costco for $489 + tax.
My previous TV, a Panasonic 42" plasma died the other day. I had hoped it would survive till OLED prices come down but nope.
Anyways, this TV will be holding me over till OLED, and I am pleasantly surprised by it.
There's nothing like looking at a well calibrated plasma, but after calibrating the E50, I am very happy with it as well.
Obviously the blacks and contrast are not as good, but for the price of this TV, and the purpose(Just a few years) I couldn't complain.
The bezel is thin, giving the impression that the whole thing is just one big screen.
It stands 2 inches or so off the ground due to the stands, and it's great, because it's high enough to not be blocked by the Sony HT-RT5 5.1 soundbar + wireless speakers that I'm using.