I am curious as to others opinions of multi-channel music. After trying to like and enjoy the format, I find my opinion is that it is just a gimmick. There is no realism to music. Yes, the quality is there. But the multi-channel version is just down right annoying to me. Why on earth would someone mix vocals over your head, or percussion to the back left? When I go to a concert, the music is not behind me, above me or in the balcony to the right or left. It mainly comes from the front, with whatever ambience the surrounding structure imparts. The DVD-A discs I have wasted my money on, play tricks with the sounds. The realism is gone. It is as if the engineer mixing the music was just messing around and experimenting with the technology. Last night I was listening to the Eagles “Hotel California”. I swear, Henley was over my head… Good grief, the processing modes of most receivers do as good a job as these supposed super audio discs. Does anyone else find this as annoying as I do?