Part 1 Although I don't post here very often, I have enjoyed this site for a couple of years and this hobby for nearly 30 years. I have been watching thread after thread bashing Bose audio products. Most people will go on and on about cheap paper cones and how WAY OVERPRICED these speakers are. The one common bit of advice to anyone purchasing speakers is to buy what "YOU" like.AS long as it isn't Bose. Anytime someone comes on here asking for advice or comments about Bose they are suspected of being a trouble maker or a newbie that doesn't have clue. They are often ridiculed and publicly lashed out at. We all know the sayings; No highs no........ and all the rest. Yet it always come down to "You can do so much better for the money" "you are getting ripped off" "Bose sucks people in with their ad money".......and on and on and on. Part 2 Now in the other corner are the wire, cable and inter connect group. They will come on and talk about and sometimes rave about what a wire or cable will do to improve they're system.Yet sometimes or maybe even most times it is only said to be a slight improvement.It is often said,that if person "A" can't hear or see a differance, then in a lot of cases it's because they don't have a good enough system. I just don't understand how anyone can justify the markup on these things compared to a complete system by Bose. This all leads me to wonder about a couple things. If a person goes out and buys a Bose setup for $2000, why are they always taken to task in no uncertain terms? Now if someone goes out and spends $2000 on wires and such, they are usually handled with kid gloves for the most part? sorry this has gone on so long,but I think its time to respect everyones opinions. i know I can't hear differnces in speaker wire and connections. I also know "I" would get a lot more enjoyment with a complete Bose setup than I would by adding expensive wires to my system. By the way I have Denon and Def Tech in my setup. I don't have Bose nor do I plan on buying any in the near future. Not that I wouldn't; I' m just happy with what I have right now. Thanks for listening to my little rant here. Steve This is not being said to incite a riot. Its just how I feel.