I added it up the other day and my Home Theater setup (Denon 4802 reciver, Denon DVD1600MkII DVD player, Sony ES CD Changer and Cassette Deck, Monitor Audio Silver series 7 spkr + subwoofer, Hitachi 57" 16:9 HD compatible TV and some nice cables) cost me close to $10K. This astonished me completely, since I never really intended to spend that much. How much do you have tied up in your gear, and was it planned, or like me, are you the 'accidental audiophile'? The fact that this happened in my situation demonstrates the effectiveness of the Home Theater press: my decisions were heavily influenced by reviews in various magazines, and often resulted in me spending more money than I had planned on. I'm not complaining, just making the observation. The cost of some of this gear is truly ridiculous: a recent glowing review of a Home Theater speaker system from a well known manufacturer was effusive in its praise - then you get to the little box at the end of the article where they talk about the cost this setup, and it's OVER $20,000! I think it's safe to say that 99% of even Home Theater enthusiasts can't budget that much for loudspeakers. But of course, I never dreamed I'd have a HT setup that's pusing the $10k mark either, so somewhere I'm sure there's a guy with a couple of dollars more than me marvelling at the fact that he just shelled out 20 large for speakers : ).