This is a general observation that's not aimed at anyone specific.
I'm watching my sixth Samsung introduction of a new model year. Let me be the first to predict that, in the not too distant future, newcomer's with questions will start their post something like this."I'm new here, and there is no way I can read all the posts in this monster thread. Can one of you experts please answer ... ? Thanks in advance."
Nervous anticipation posts, declaring how nervous and excited we all are, will make up a big chunk of the posts in this soon to be "monster" thread.
Another big chunk will be shopping questions that are against forum rules.
There are 17,413
posts in the 2006 thread dealing with a similar group of Samsung sets. At the moment there are about 74 posts in this thread, and over a 1,000 in the 2007 anticipation thread linked at the bottom of my post.
An owner's thread works best if it's mostly reports from owner's, combined with answers to questions from other owners, prospective owners, or those that are just curious.
Actual shopping, delivery, or general excitement posts wind up making the thread less useful. At least that's how it has appeared to me in during the previous five model years.
I know everyone is excited."Samsung 1080p Owner's Thread --- HLSxx87W/HLSxx88W DLP Models"
is now at 17,415 posts, and the last five posts are excited.