Pioneer vs. Panasonic plasma

I'm in the market for a HD set and have been looking at LCD and Plasma and am probably going to buy a Pioneer plasma. The Pioneer (5070) just seems to have a better picture than any other plasma and most other TV's that I've seen.
Anyone else have any experiences to share on these sets?
I'm taking a look at the 52" Sharp LCD too.
There are some really great deals out there now in plasma TV's that are being replaced - Panasonic, HP.
Read the discussions of vertical banding in Sharp LCDs, particularly the 52" and the 56".