Then I bought one.
See, my three-year-old Toshiba flat panel had died a sudden and unexpected death. It would have cost more to repair it than to replace it, so I opted for the latter.
Needless to say, I was done with Toshiba. I wanted a TV of roughly the same size (okay, maybe a little bigger -- prices have come down quite a bit, after all), but when I started shopping, I had zero intention of choosing a 3D model.
That's because although I had enjoyed "Avatar" in the movie theater as much as the next fan, I didn't see much need for 3D at home.
What's more, I'd recently reviewed a 3D-capable home projector, and although it was kind of cool, the battery-powered "active" glasses that went with it were a hassle to keep charged -- and ridiculously overpriced at $100 per pair.