so probably means that for now the standard is going to be 720p then, what does everyone think?
For broadcast it is likely to split - as it has in the US where both 1080i and 720p are in use. ABC and Fox are 720p, NBC and CBS are 1080i.
For pre-recorded release I would expect material to be released in the format it is shot in - so stuff like Lost (ABC), Desperate Housewives (ABC), Arrested Development (Fox) if it is released would presumably be 720p, unless the shows are shot 1080p and downconverted to 720p (not the case for AD or Lost AIUI - not sure about DH), whilst stuff like CSI (CBS), The West Wing (NBC) would be released 1080. Whether the 1080 stuff is mastered 24p or 60i, and/or played out 24p or 60i will become clearer as time goes on.
For feature films I'd expect 24p on-disc, 60i or 60p (possibly with 24p optionally) for playout in US regions, with European releases being 25p rather than 24p sped up (because pitch compensation of 5.1 audio in a domestic player may not be feasible) to 50i or 50p.
Some plasmas are available that will take a 60i 3:2 pulled down 24p sourced signal, reverse the 3:2 pull down to generate a 24p signal, that they then triple-refresh at 72Hz.