I have been looking into the Sim2 crystal 45 for probably 8 months and have found 0 faults save 1... bulb replacement costs are north of $550 from my local dealer. Is it realistic to consider upgrading to the Mico line and pay everything up front to not have to deal with dimming and replacements of bulbs later? Is it naive to think a projector would actually last 9 years (the point where its a wash on bulbs compared to the significantly higher initial cost of the Mico)? Also I understand that the alphpath light engine and optics in the Mico are top notch but with only approx 700 lumens I'm just not sure. I'm trying to schedule a demo soon but the dealer said 3 weeks so I'm looking to you for opinions before I get in too deep. Also an important note- the wife is totally ok with spending the extra $8,000 upfront as long as it will eventually even out.