And that sounds like fun, but I never thought that 3D was important in more than a small few movies.
I help create 3D IMAX movies. V, sorry to hear that you can't really enjoy that experience.
As for 3D being a gimmick, I think that it use to be a gimmick in earlier films where they tried to throw a million things at the screen just to see people jump.
But these days, it is actually being used as an artistic tool. In Disney's Meet the Robinsins (weather you liked or hated it) they used the 3d element to actually help the mood of the shot. If there was a fully energetic scene, the depth would be at it's max, if the shot was a quiet one, they would dial it back to give it a flatter feel.
And Tom I use to agree with you about the theater offering you an experience you couldn't get at home
until I heard about the 3D projector Http://www.depthq.com/projector.html . The same technology that RealD Http://reald.com is using at theaters!
Now that the blue ray players are out and you only need one projector, I think in the near future that you'll be able to watch 3D at home.
Mark the animator