Yammy's are pretty awesome also. I like my Denon, but it does have a bit of a learning curve and the manual sucks.
Oh the dorm room days, I can remember back in the late 80's cranking up my Pioneer Stereo receiver on my Pioneer CS60 4way loudspeakers with 12" turbobass and led lights. Dark Side of the Moon never sounded so good. I still have those speakers and they are like brand new. It is amazing they survived with all the toga parties, beer drinking, and other illegal activity.
ps: I was on the 5yr program, ha ha