I thought they sounded really good. Imaging was excellent, the center panned quite consistently with the mains, and there was not even a HINT of ringing, metallic sound, or any of the other problems the guys on AVS claimed to hear.
One area they also excel in is dynamics ... Blackhawk Down has a LOT of dynamic extremes, and even in a 25x24x9.5 foot room, we had no problem with them keeping up.
For comparison to the RS-1000's, the Big Guys, even at a measurably identical SPL, are more articulate. So no, the $440 M22's don't match the RS-1K's ...
But, for $440 + $385 for the center, they are initially impressive, enough so that I am going to leave them in the system for at least two weeks.
Old enough to know better.