This is just a little anecdote about my day: I went to the local Rat Shack to pick up a new SPL meter (the loss of the old one is a whole 'nother story!) and had an, ummm, enlightening conversation with the drone working at the counter. When asking about the meter, he casually asked how I would use this. I replied "To calibrate my HT." He said how that was a little odd, since they can be set by ear. Now, before my brain could intercede, my mouth blurted out "Well, that's fine for the gear that you sell here, but for REAL home theater it needs to be properly calibrated." Then I went off on a long rant about how the mixing studio is calibrated, the mastering facility is calibrated, and the movie theater is (hopefully) calibrated, and we should expect the same when viewing a film in our homes. Anyways, you guys know the reasons... His jaw dropped and he just looked at me dumbfounded, mumbling little fragments about how people here don't do that. I said that that was their problem, paid for the meter, and left. The employment sign at the register says it all. It reads "You don't have to be an electronics wizard to work here." Hmmm... I guess not.