Bought my first pair of Polks roughly twelve years ago - the RT800is. Since then I've owned probably another twenty or so pairs of Polks, not including center speakers and subwoofers. My favs were the large SDAs - the SRS 2.3s and SRS 2s. Others include the CRS+, RTA 12Bs and LSi 9s. My favorites among the Reference Theater line ended up being the RT55is.
At some point in the last year or so I finally decided to try something other than the Polk lines of speakers. I loved the SDAs and knew I'd likely miss certain aspects of them no matter what I ended up with. I really didn't know what to go for, nor the price range to guide myself with. I ended up taking a flyer on a pair Wharfedale Opus2 3s, as they were being discontinued and priced at less than half of the original msrp. Turns out that it wasn't a bad move. My stereo is at a good place.
Just a couple of pictures showing the speakers. They're finished with a birdseye maple veneer and laquered to a high gloss. Also pictured are some associated equipment - notably the Jolida tube integrated and tube CD player.