I'm trying to talk myself into getting some M80's later this year... I have a H/K (AVR630) so I think I'd be able to drive em with that (AVR upgrade will be in the future).
Talking about professions/education. I have an Associates in EET thou I confess to have probably forgotten half of what I learned since I've been in IT for the last 15 years. But electronics were always my first love. That was the only time I ever actually enjoyed school.