So I have begun to wonder why so many people have started going to 5.1 6.1 7.1 or even 8 and 10 ch set ups? So answer me why? To me it seems that to "upgrade" the front soundstage from 2 ta 3 ch is pointless. If you have good speakers then the soundstage and immiging is just as good with 2 speakers as with 3. When I had a 3 ch set up I thought that the center ch detracted from the over all sound of my system. And at least I can not justify the expence of having suround speakers or rears they are almost never used so they seem pointless to me. So can someone enlighten me to the ways of multich audio? I am very happy with 2 ch and dont understand the reason for more. When I was younger and had a cheap set up I loved having 5.1 but with my new set up it seems that adding any thing even matched speakers to the rear is so expensive that the benefits are not their.