This is a sad case of a thread gone wrong; people taking offense from what was communicated was not what was intended.
Does anyone really know what was accomplished from this thread? Apparently not much. Although, perhaps the following:
1. Listening to music (and movies) is all about personal preference and personal finance. What floats your boat is what you should put your money to—if you can afford it.
2. Because of #2 above, manufactures and vendors are now focusing on 5.1 and 7.1 because of the demand. Its simple supply and demand economics. If the demand for 5.1 and 7.1 was not there, the supply would not follow. BTW, I don’t believe in supply-side economics for consumer goods at the electronics level, so don't bother....
3. Subway bread has always been bad bread when compared to healthy, homemade bread; Jared is a rich man who once was a fat loser!