Some people say buying an over-$1000 speaker, for example, for surround channel is simply overkill, if not crazy altogether, as it is meant to reproduce "effects" only and seldom will its full potential be of any use. Some would argue, on the other extreme end, that the surround speaker is just as important as any of the front channels, considering that DD and DTS soundtracks should treat all discrete channels equally. There are also people saying that it's also overkill to buy a speaker system costing more than $5000 for HT, unless your priorities include music as well. Oh heck, a friend of mine told me I'm totally nuts for buying bass-capable speakers for my surround channel. In fact, he calls it a total waste to put the Sonus Faber speaker (which is not even a floorstander) to the rear, as it's good enough to be main speakers. So, I got these questions for you: 1. Do you think expensive speaker systems can be justified for HT, as much as they are in "audiophile" terms? 2. Do you think surround speakers need to be of the same "caliber" as the front array? 3. Do you think center and surround speakers need to have deep bass output? Or you prefer bass re-direction? Thanks for the responses.