Charles, you're SO argumentative!
I don't disagree with you. Neither music nor movies have to be "realistic" for me to enjoy them. On the subject of music, I have quite a few DVD-A and SACD discs where instruments are mixed into surround channels.... and I enjoy those discs.
But I like them the way I like 3D movies: with a kind of "this is fun and different" attitude. Watching "Nemo" is fun and 3D...more fun than the original 2D version.
But I don't want to see Saving Private Ryan or Schindler's List in 3D. The "gimmick feel" to it would, in my opinion, take away from the subtleties and dramatic experience of those movies in their original form.
Now, that doesn't mean that emphasizing a little girl's red dress or using selective focus or adding extra rumble to a train derailment doesn't add to the director's emphasis properly. But in the presentation of some movies, 3D just adds a layer of "gimmick" that you have to break through to get to the story, and having instruments all around you suspends the realism of having having a band in front of you.
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::