I've never heard Totem's Dreamcatchers, but read they are great, and sound like the neutral 5.1 in maple I've been looking for. But since my father,(a 50-something contractor), has every tool in the book and I'm a bit of a handyman/artist I am going to give the intimidating world of DIY a shot and maybe get more out of my $2K. I thought we might play it safe and test our skill with a very cheap speaker kit. I would even like to find something that didn't come in pairs. If it turns out well, then we turn $2k into the best 5.1 setup I can find...bird's eye or quilted maple...piano lacquer finish...I'm getting chills. The cheapest I've found is SCH's KO5b11 at $82/pair with baffles. Thanks for your help, this ought to be interesting.