I am contemplating the PS3 as well.
I want to have DTS MA sound though, so I will probably hold off and get a new standalone 2.0 player. I would prefer to let me receiver do the decoding, but If the player decodes it that is fine as well.
My samsung 1400 has been great. But it's a little more finicky with dirtier discs. To date, it only had an issue playing "Dragon Wars" which - ironically - is a remake of a Korean movie/legend. It had scratches on it, and Samsung had issues. I popped it into the PS3 and it stuttered at the same spot, but I was able to fast forward past the problem point.
Other than that, I've had no issues with my 1400. For the most part, people just didn't update their FW. Like I said, Blu-ray is about 3-5 months away from being a main stream player. Not so much because of the much ballyhooed profile 2.0 (I don't use any of the PIP stuff anyway), but because constant FW upgrades are required.
BD30 has LFE issues, so make sure you read up on the thread at AVS.