I was in our local Sears yesterday and, as usual, walked over to the electronics section to look. As I got there I overheard a man and a woman argueing. The salesperson politely told the woman that the other guy was there first and had first shot at the television. The other woman stormed off. I asked the sales lady, who knows me, why there was such a commotion over a television. She said it was the last new set that they had in that model and they were getting rid of it for $1000. My ears perked up and I suddenly understood the situation. Well, the guy was still there pondering the purchase and apparently wasn't as interested in the set because it wasn't the "right shape". I believe he wanted a 4:3 set. I hung close by as I could tell he was less than committed to the purchase. Anyway, he eventually walked off and I moved in and marked the box "sold" with a black sharpie I found as I then went back to the sales lady and purchased the set. She even offered 12 months same-as-cash financing without me even asking if I used my Sears card. I really wasn't in the market for another big screen set but at the price I just couldn't look away. It was kind of like in "A Bug's Life" when the bug flies head on into the bug zapper. The set is definately an upgrade over what I have and I'm pretty sure I can sell my current set to recover much of the cost of the new set. I wish I had the opportunity to ask questions here about the new set before I purchased it but I knew it would be history if I didn't purchase it on the spot. Anyway, in retrospect, how is this set? Interested in the good, bad, and the ugly.