I live in Australia and they will be releasing the 5th generation plasma (435) at the end of the year. Looking at some of the past threads there seems to be the opinion that the new model is not as good as the old model. Whats the latest is that still the opinion. What about the plastic screen, any problem with scratching? I suppose there is some advantage to be down under and 6 -12 months behind you guys, we can learn from your mistakes. Price wise did the 5th generation end up being cheaper in the equivilant model? Thanks for your thoughts.