Thanks for the pretty mental pictures Mark...
Looks like you have some in-wall/on-wall 22s and 150 coming. Should be nice.
We had out TV above the fireplace in our previous place. As long as we were sitting in reclinable furniture it worked out fine, but even 17 feet across the room, if you weren't reclined, your neck got sore. Just keep that in mind. I am sure that you have already figured that out.
Welcome back by the way.
Oh, and we DO want photos of the room with the TV *attached* to the wall. No *mounting* of electronics allowed here. I am sure that you can save those for some fetish site.
M60s, VP180, VP150, QS8s, SVS 20-39PCi, HTPC, JVC RS45, Onkyo TX-NR709, Shakers