I know that some of you have your HTs right in the family room, some have dedicated rooms with every piece of equipment hidden, some have to worry about the size of speakers. So how much did aesthetics (and space limitation) have to do with your speaker choice? My answer is zero zilch nada. I bought what sounded best in my price range (Mirage OM-7). They look nice, but that had nothing to do with my choice. In fact, I even mixed veneers in order to save hundreds of dollars.