Well, it has taken 2 years, 2 homes, and 2 jobs but think it was worth the wait. It was going to be professionally done 2 years ago until I lost my job and our house sale fell through. It was kind of fun searching for deals and piecing it together though.
It all comes together in a 13' x 21' dedicated room. Still have some work to do with wire management but want to upgrade speaker wire and ICs in the near future. Need to get appropriate theater seating, paint, wall treatments, etc. Will it ever end? I kind of hope not.
Thanks to many people on Club Polk for their advice both direct or indirect.