Good morning Dean,
I really like the wood finishes but I've already got "oak" and "maple" going on so I felt that the black would be easiest to integrate.
I know what you mean with the WAF.....when I was single I had a dedicated HT and a Dedicated 2 channel that included Polk SDA, Nakamichi, Yamaha and Carver components.
I also had a full compliment of DBX sound processing and video processing equipment(back in the day of Betamax & VHS
I tried seting up a HT for the family but the wife could care less if she's watching a 19" (TV that is
) or a 46"
I finally gave up and concentrated on my bedroom HT.
Thanks again for your kind words, BZB