Just wanted to ponder this question, especially those of us with solely dedicated Home Cinemas. Just what DO your friends, neighbors and family have to say about your theater and investment? Are they critical over the idea of having a luxurious theater in your abode? Are they envious? Do they they think it is "just plain frivilous" and "over the top"? I just rememeber when my home was under construction about six years ago, my neighbor whose home was also going up, thought my designs for our media room was very cool. He being a audio/video fan and an electronics engineer was curious to my set up and ideas. He first scoffed at the idea of DTS...."There will never be but a few DVD's with DTS audio" He said. When his home was complete, he invested in all THX certified hardware, with the exception of his Definitive Technolgy speakers and overall speaker placement. He thought the THX label gave him an advantage over my DTS system and set-up. One day he stated..."I don't understand why people would wanna try and recreate an actual theater within there homes. I mean...after all it NOT a real theater!" I was puzzled..but kept my trap shut...as I knew that was the next evolution for our media room. Today I am up to my elbows in getting my theater construction finished. Addition of new walls and solid doors to create a 16 by 27 foot closed sound-resistent (not sound-proof) dedicated theater room. Staged riser with cinema style seating. A 14 foot HDTV DaLite screen with Sony projection joined with 6 channel DTS:ES surround sound..and of course it goes on. I can only wonder what my neighbor will say when it is finished. I do know that he and his wife are going to start finishing their basement this fall. Ironically, he has already told me he is considering a front projection system....oh yeah...all the DVD's he is buying lately are the DTS versions...says he will UPGRADE to DTS audio soon. Hummmm....So what are your experiences with your visitors?