Well, I received my FMS-180 stand today. The stand was just a tad taller then expected, even after ordering a custom height. I needed to leave the rubber feet off to allow a little room to pull my tv out further from the wall during 3-d movies. After talking with axiom, i was under the impression that you simply add 1" to the custom height you enter to account for the rubber feet. Either they accidentally sent me the standard stand or the custom height is for the legs only, not the base, and you need to add about an inch to the base and an inch for the feet. Assembled, my stand is 16" without the rubber feet, which was the height I told them I needed it WITH the rubber feet on.
In any event, I'm. It terribly worried about it, just thought that ordering a custom height was confusing.
My vp180 sounds much better being up higher. I've never had a center channel this high before and it really makes a much larger difference than I realized. Dialogue is clearer for sure!
Photos attached (I still have some wire management to do)