Have been standing on the sidelines for the past few weeks, absorbing the excellent information provided on this forum. Thanks to all who post. Am taken with the Paradigm products. Have been around the block and back listening/deciding. New to home theater. I find the Focus product to sound very akin to the Mini-Monitor. Would like to know if anyone has listened to the Esprit speaker. Has same drivers, and would obviate need for stands. Would like to add SVS subwoofer - based on overwhelmingly positive comments posted here. This search has become a bit of an obsession. Is that unusual?