I had a chance to listen to a variety of top-end rigs at the SoCal meet on the weekend, including no less than three 009 rigs (and I'm listening with a borrowed pair of LCD-3s now).
Justin's demo BHSE rig with 009s.
The Liquid Silk with 007s and 009s.
A WES with full tube upgrade with the 009s.
Liquid Gold with the Abyss.
A full EAR rig with the LCD-X.
Ignoring the relative demerits of the rigs (long waiting lists or crazy upgrade tube costs) I would hard-pressed to choose between them. I still think the 009s have a kind of magic nothing else does and a lot of that is in the treble which nothing else can match. BUT, I think planars are catching up to the point that I'd choose LCD-3s over a pair of R10s without hesitation. The main problem with 'stats is that you are limited in options if you don't like the sound signature of what is currently available and you want the very best.