Why so many 3D haters? I bought a 42" 3D Panasonic Plasma to replace the old 22" LCD we had in the master bedroom and WOW! The 2D & the 3D are simply amazing on this set. In fact I am liking the 3D so much that I plan to replace my four year old 52" Sony LCD in the living room with a 65" 3D Panasonic Plasma. I'm not even a sports fan but I will sit and watch football and basketball in 3D. It looks like I can reach into the TV and pick up the players and move them around.
I have the 42" Panasonic and a 55" Panasonic. I bought them because they had the best picture for the price for fast moving things like basketball. The fact that they also had 3D did not really influence me to buy them, but I must admit that I enjoy 3D movies on the bluray and have watched some NCAA football and basketball games.
I like basketball in 3D when the game is in an arena that was built to televise games, but it can be anoying when the games are in old, small gyms. Games from Rupp Arena, Thompson Bowling Arena, and the Dean Smith Center look great. Games from Vanderbilt's Memorial Gymnasium are difficult to watch. The picture is dark and someone's head or pom pom is constantly in the foreground. While that is distracting in 2D, it makes 3D unwatchable for me.