I have thought about bookshelf speakers but my problem is that my living room is such that I have to have the couch up against the wall and I wouldn't like the look of having two bookshelf speakers facing each other up against the wall.
My fiancÚ wants even smaller ones, think VM or RM line speakers, for surrounds but I'm fighting that as hard as I can :)
Keep up the good fight! :D
Can't go wrong with LSis.
And..........only about 3.75 years late with your suggestion. LOL.