3D aside, my research tells me that the VT25 series Panasonic plasmas have the best picture of any TV on the market. They cost a couple of hundred dollars more than last year's model but appear to be well worth the price. The 3D is just an added perk (not to mention the fact that reviews have placed Panasonic's 3D at the top of the pack). As is typical, the prices will start dropping over this next few months. I'll wait - then pounce.