This is an old thread, so I don't expect much comment.
However, I was the OP at the AVS thread and I very much appreciated nickbuol's interjection within the thread. As I stated in the AVS thread, I was open to all opinions-- and boy did I get them from one in particular.
AVS forum is full of people that are very polarised and negative. Most come off as helpful, but there are a few that are obviously negative by nature.
Overall, I enjoy speninding time here- even though I don't own any axiom products, because the environment is much more congenial. Even when debate occurs, it is done with respect, reason and sensibility.
So thanks to all, and don't let the fanboys get you down!