Ok, The question is this, in a 7.1 setup, that is going to be used for a mix of movies and music, what is the importance of various speakers? Let me illustrate. Keep in mind that all qualitative terms used, such as 'good' and 'mediocre' refer ONLY to the given speaker relative to the other speakers. These terms are not ment to be taken in an absolute sense. Get awsome mains, and a matching center, and then 4 equal midiocre sides and surrounds? Good mains and matching center, pretty good sides, and ok surrounds? What should the relative distrobution of funds be? I ask only to fuel my pipe dreams of one day owning an awsome system, and to think about my upgrade path. This question really ahs no relevence to me for atleast another 8 months or so. Dream with me people, do I keep the 4 Titans I ahve and plan on upgradding to awsome mains in a few years? Or do I upgrade one set of Titans, + the CC-170 to something from the monitor line, and thus take advantage of Paradigms upgrade path, and in the end have better sides, at the cost of my eventual mains? Or do I stick with the Titans, and then use them as sides/surrounds, and get a better pair of mains + center? My dream ship is stuck in a fog bank, help me out people.