I've had my feet wet with home theater stuff for a while now, but I'm fairly new to the higher-end of home theater equipment. I've managed to put together a fairly decent system so far, and am extending into some better quality components now, which has raised a few questions. I'm just hoping to become more informed so I can make better decisions in where I can improve my setup, and what areas I should target for upgrade. How important is the receiver if you're going to be connecting it to a good amp? Would a high-end amp compensate for a lower end receiver, or will a weaker receiver impede the potential of a high-quality amp? Which component is more critical with respect to good sound quality?