Ok, I should start by saying that I have become a very unproductive worker the last few days no thanks to my quest for finding the "perfect" HT system for my budget! Thanks to this forum, I have greatly increased my knowledge, which is still novice at best. Unfortunately, I have kind of become stuck on what direction to go. I'm hoping some of you can lend me some guidance on choosing the right receiver and speakers. (Seems the only thing I am sure of is the fact that my sub will be an SVS 25-31cs!) If it helps any, my room is approx 13 x 17 and my other components currently consist of a Sony 36HS20 tv and a Sony DVPS7000(I think) DVD player. I've narrowed my speaker selections down to the following packages, aside from the aforementioned sub: Pkg 1 - All Klipsch, RF-3II's, RC-3II, RS-3II's Pkg 2 - All PSB Image, 5T's, 8C, 10S's Depending on the receiver I buy, I will either get a Klipsch SC-1 for the center rear channel or PSB 1B's for the rear effects channel. Here are the receiver choices that I have come down to: 1. Yamaha RX-V2200 2. Pioneer Elite VSX36TX w/ A-35R 2ch. amp (7.1 power) My biggest concerns in purchasing both the receiver and speakers is their reliability (construction quality)and longevity. Unfortunately, I don't have much experience with any of these companies. Obviously, I have researched all websites and of course, they all think their the best! If my wife gets her way, this may be the last system I buy for the next 15 yrs so it has to last! I appreciate any help anyone can give me in "getting over the hump"!