Evan Powell over at ProjectorCentral has a short article on the massive drop in 1080p projector prices and he notes that this, plus the end of the format war, makes now an ideal time to buy.
He's not kidding. In some cases prices on models introduced just four months ago have fallen by hundreds of dollars as newer models have hit the market. The price on the Panasonic PT-AE2000U I bought at the end of the year seems to be holding steady; I'm not sure whether that means there is higher demand for this model -- certainly a possibility -- or that Panasonic just isn't reacting to changing market conditions quickly enough. I'm used to seeing this sort of competitive pricing dynamic in cellphones (<--pardon the shameless plug), but not in home theater.