After spending a ton of time with a late 2012 LCD-3 powered via HeadRoom's BUDA I have come to love the sound. To me the cost would be worth it had the headband been constructed more like the STAX 009 headphone. The sound signature is just about perfect with plenty of speed, detailed and well extended at both ends of the frequency response curve, and certainly the looks are amazing.
They remain their best headphone to date and probably the best headphone under $5000, but it would great to see that headband redesign and a 40% drop in price. I think more people would immediately be on board if that occurs.
For those looking for that top-end headphone the LCD-3 will not disappoint. The great thing about them is an amp like the O2+ODAC combo drives them quite well making the amp selection affordable.