i agree. I think my next set will be a plasma at a great price. As far as 50" for 2 grand, i dont know if it will ever get there and if it does i dont think i can wait that many years. I think with the way things are going annually with price drops, when the 1080p plasmas hit stores, as long as they arent overpriced, we could see a substantial deduction in prices of pdp's. Say a 42" name brand for 1500 and a 50" name brand for 2500. but that is a generous deduction. I am really weary of purchasing a 42" due to its current res 1024x768. I have a 32" aquos with 1366x768 and i think i've spoiled myself with crammed resolution and i do see the difference in stores with identifying pixels from a moderate distance. One thing that gets me with pdp's, pioneer in general, is their prices. Pioneer offers a 60" plasma for 9500 and its not even 1080p. Why is pioneer so stiff on the prices. I know they make really good panels but no one is that good. I could get a car for the prices their asking. 3500 for their 43" pdp? i dont think so.