Alright, so... I've been around here for a long time and know that most all of you are bose bashers. Me being me got some anyway, I thought "They sound just fine to me". Recently I have been looking to upgrade. I got a ps3 for Blu-ray and a new Denon 887 for the uncompressed sound, so I decided - time for new speakers. I have been out demoing Polk and Focal mostly. I listened to the "factory floor" scene from I, Robot at CC on a Polk CS2; then I went home and listened to it on my bose speakers - the difference was unbelievable to me. I found myself saying "but wasn't there at this point?" etc... So, now I officially HAVE to upgrade my speakers (I'm sure the wife will understand). I don't have a huge budget, I was looking at starting with a good center speaker and moving to the rest later. I had pretty much settled on the Focal/JM Labs CC800VB with the rest of the speakers to come later, as I said. Then I started looking at the HTF sponsors Axiom and SVS. These two companies seem to offer a LOT more bang for the buck?!?!? Opinions please... Also I noticed that Axiom has di-pole/quad-pole speakers for their surrounds. Is this just really cool or would having quad-pole surrounds make a night and day difference? Is Axiom and or SVS as good as Focal? Would I be better served by staying with Polk? Opine please! Oh yeah, I am firmly in the "No highs, no Lows... must be Bose" camp now! Shane.