The reality is everyone is biased by the equipment they have been exposed to in the past as well as the opinions of others especially if they have not actually heard the equipment. You might not agree with their choice. Best way is to find a local dealer that can let you listen to speakers in two channel and judge for yourself which is to your taste. Then add the additional matching center (important) and rears (less important). If there is more than one good dealer in you area try them all. There is a lot of good stuff out there but it is hard to separate bad from good and good from great without listening yourself. A good dealer will advise you not sell you.