i am in agreement with you. high end plasmas look the best out of ANY display technology, but were talking about $3000+ displays. low end plasma is a joke (EDTV crap)
I personally prefer LCD and DLP. They're cheaper, use less power, and have a high life expectancy.
Also w/ plasmas: if you're at 5000 feet or above, the tubes buzz and it's really annoying. the higher you go up, the worst plasma sounds. so for me being at 5,000 feet, plasma is pretty much not an option.