Hi All; I have read as much as I can about various light dimmer systems, typically the X-10 and the Lutron. I'm still as confused as ever, seeing that some call X-10 junk, and others love it. So, could some of you comment on WHY X-10 might be junk, or why it's wonderful? Same with Lutron, for those who use it. I am simply trying to create a group of lighting scenes, say 5 or 6 different settings for different situations in my room. Movie viewing, lights off. Movie paused, some lights up 50 percent. Movie finished, lights ramp slowly up to 100 percent, that sort of thing. My local Home Depot just started carrying X-10, and they warn that you need a surge protector, because X-10 is very easily fried. Anyone have that happen? What did you do to fix it, and ensure it doesn't happen again? I guess what I am looking for are details here. WHY is something good or bad. Thanks to all who read and/or reply. Tom.