Ok you got me.
I compromise for the wife's sake. My first pair of "real" speakers were Mirage M3si bipolar speakers. 135 lbs each
and incredible soundstage for stereo listening. I miss them but I would really kill myself if a 135 lbs speaker fell on my little one. That is one reason I am going with the wall speakers.
If I could take a month off of work and do nothing but work on my basement, I'd probably still need two more months. Sigh.
I want my home theater now but I can't afford to pay someone to build it for me
. It is officially my "second job".