I know, before you say it, I've done my searches, but I wanted to compile a thread where people say what they think about any receiver, so I can take my time and read over things and try to make a decision. I'll be buying it towards the end of summer (July-August), so if there will be any foreseen price drops, please include that as well. Basically, just let me know of any opinions you have for one, and especially any comparisions. I'm looking for a receiver that has all your basics, but was hoping to get one that was decent enough to quell my upgrade itch for at least 2 years. I was looking for a good amount of power, as I'm hoping to buy some decently beefy speakers as well. If the receiver doesn't put out as much wattage as claimed, please do tell. I'm looking for 5.1 sound, so I doubt I'll be stretching that soon, but 6.1 wouldn't hurt if it has the capabilities. Looking for all the usual, but up to DPL II. So far, I've seen the following receivers being mentioned in respect to the one I've been eyeing (The Denon 1802): Denon 1802 Pioneer VSX-D811S Yamaha 5560 Onkyo 600 Marant SR5200 YAMAHA HTR-5540 (Can't seem to get a price on this one tho...any help?) Harman Kardon -> Don't know what model goes in this range, please help? As for application, I'll be listening to primarily music, probably 80/20 music/other, maybe higher. I listen to all kinds of music, but usually it'll be rock or something like that... I think that's all I can think of...if I've missed some criteria, please do ask, as that'll help educate me. Thanks for all that respond, as this is a pretty big decision for me this summer, I want to be very satisfied with my purchase. lastly, I should be able to audition most of these receivers as well, but I wanted to get some opinions and build a knowledge-base first. Thanks again all!