This JVC projector represents a solid upgrade over what I have so many of my superlatives should be viewed in that light, but at the same time it doesn't diminish how good this projector performs out of the box.
I did my own setup, the mounting plate couldn't have been easier to install. The menu paths are very easy to navigate, within minutes I was able to adjust the orientation, adjust the lens to fit the screen and perform basic focus/zoom tasks. The fully motorized lens was a new treat for me (yes, I had an older projector).
Updating the firmware is a breeze as JVC has easy to follow information, it worked exactly as described. About a 20 minute process.
The screen I have has a 1.3 gain, in a way the projector doesn't need it...but in my opinion it will allow for two things for my setup. I won't have a need for complete darkness for an exceptional picture plus I won't have to run the projector at full power, thereby extending the lamp life.
I will learn more as I start to really dial this in, but I couldn't be happier with my purchase.