If anything unites us besides a want for a friendlier audio hangout, I think its that everybody here does the stereo-ing thing a bit off the beaten path. I don't know that anybody here is listening to whatever the current flavor of high-end is that's on the cover of Stereophile. I don't know that anybody is still in the Pioneer Receiver with Large Advents phase. We're all, well, freaks. In the good way. I'm starting up this thread just for conversation, but maybe a loose theme around how you stumbled off the beaten audio path.