Bottom Line: Ensemble HD 6500UB
This is the way to go for those that want a first quality, but not outlandishly expensive projector based home theater, but aren't into the effort needed to learn about and select all the components separately. It's simple - if you buy it locally, order it in the morning, watch it that night (assuming it can be scheduled that quickly). The point is, it's less than a 1 day job, whereas normally installing a full home theater system is a multi-day, and more typically a multi-week experience, rather than the minimal disruption in your life that an Ensemble HD installation should make.
For most folks, the total cost of a full HD system around the Ensemble HD 6500UB (which means adding a Blu-ray player), should total between $8000 and $8500.
That $8000 - $8500 would include the $6899 Ensemble HD, $250 - $400 for a Blu-ray player, about $500 for installation, and sales tax.
My theater 2 in my home has an Ensemble HD (with the older projector). I love it. For me, it also keeps my wife and daughter out of my primary theater, my wife loves it (and she can turn it on and use it all by herself) . She's much too intimidated to run my main theater (all those remotes, etc). My daughter loves it too, not just for the picture but for the "rock'in sound quality.
I will continue to be a huge fan of the Ensemble concept (and similar products from other brands that likely will hit the market), because, as I like to say, "this is the solution for everyone else." "Everyone else" might be defined as those who just want a painless way to get a quality, large screen home theater system in their house, with the minimum of fuss, and without requiring a ton of research to come up with a good solution. In other words, the kind of folks who have considered a projector based home theater system, but were too intimidated, and instead plunked down the bucks for a big LCDTV.