I think you would find the 590 a superb performer.Yes I am finding that out where I am as well, I have an option on the one and only available N5 due in a week from now or one of the 3 in stock vw590es projectors. Thing is the N5 is $600 more than the Sony which has always been more expensive but is now discounted according to this one shop because it got the EISA award... have tried the used market but it is slim pickings, people are just not letting go of the JVC`s. The not so cheap NZ7 is due on the 20th of December but the price is a little scary.
In light of the 590 being cheaper than the N5, then it just makes it more appealing.
You just need to decide what your priorities are.