I have been an active lurker on this site for a number of years, and have gained much from this exercise. However, one thing has baffled me of late. Why does it seem that onkyo receives little credit with most of it's products. They always seem to get great reviews from users both high level and novice, yet rarely seem to be recommended. I've had onkyo since i bought a 656 5+ years ago and still use a 676. I've been very happy with them, but now i am back in the market. I fully intend to listen to as much as possible, but in researching before going out, I've noticed that Yamaha, Denon and a few others are always recommended but rarely onkyo. makes me wonder if the mass market company onkyo is carried by has turned people off. I know that ulitimately my ears are the only test that matters, but what gives? have I missed something from a quality stand point? value judgement? Please...Discuss.