Have to admit - went on faith, Polk's well deserved reputation, a whole lot of on-line reviews, prior extensive experience with a pair of 10B's (dating myself), a brief demo in the store, and a firm conviction that if I couldn't figure out what I liked or disliked about any speaker within 30 days, I shouldn't be into hi-fi and HT.
My system is not the best - I know that. But it is very good by any measure. And for what I paid, it represents tremendous value, and I think that pretty much defines Polk and my philosophy about hi-fi and HT.
BTW, I believe in good connections too - Monster, AR, etc. That's one area where CC IS a rip-off - I buy that stuff on-line.
Great thread.........thanks for all the differing opinions.