I have checked out several different Paradigm speakers and I love them. However, I don't have that much money to spend since my wife doesn't quite share my opinion whether it is worth spending that much money on speakers. But anyway, I can afford to buy new Mini Monitors, Titan or Atoms with whatever center channel I need. I guess I need CC370 if I buy the Mini Monitors as fronts, or will the CC170 work fine as well? Now, by buying used through Ebay or Audiogon, I'd save quite a bit on those same ones, or better, be able to get the Monitors 3 or 5 for the same price as new Minis. But this is where my ignorance comes in. Is it worth buying used speakers through any of these or other outlets? What would be the drawback, except of course no warranty or a few scratches, of buying used? For instance, if driven fairly average, how long do Paradigm speakers last? How many problems do people generally have with speakers such as Paradigm. So in closing, should I go for the cheaper used speakers or should I just settle for the smaller but new ones?