Why can't display manufacturers make reliable TVs anymore? Last year I got rid of a 16 year old Toshiba CRT. Problem was with the sound, and that was the only issue I had the whole time I owned it. There seems to be a lot issues with flat panels displays (blown capacitors, power boards, etc) within the first 3 years or so of ownership.
Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, because they tend to shrink over time.
Professional reviews of displays are an excellent tool, but the final decision should come from using your own eyes.
Living Room - Panasonic TH58PZ700U, Panasonic DMP-BDT215, Denon AVR-1911
Man-Cave - Pioneer Kuro Elite Pro-111FD, Pioneer Kuro BDP-320, Denon AVR-591BA, PS3
RIP L2W, PFC5 & Kosty