Re: HD experts, help an idiot!
Well, I watch it that way, in part, because I'm too lazy to always change the settings whenver I switch medias, in part because it dosen't bother me and mostly because I don't want to unevenly wear the screen. But as for "short and fat" I've never really picked up on it even when flipping between the different formats.
Trekker, what type of TV do you own? If it's LCD you don't need to worry about "uneven wear".
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.