Originally Posted by cw5billwade
2.0:1 is the best of both worlds you do not have to scrimp on either 16x9 or2.40:1
I've done 16:9, 2.35:1, a-lens, zoomer, grey, silver, and white. I feel like GoldiLocks. Hoping 2.0:1 will be just right.
A-lens has pros & cons, but with lens memory trickling down to lower priced projectors & 4k there is less need for them now. I didn't like the Stewart gray screens because of the sparkles. The Vutec SilverStar also had sparkles and hot spotted... that was blind AVS bandwagon buy. The DaLite HP 2.8 was pretty good under the right conditions, but it's not available as an AT screen. I'm thinking Stewart 1.0 white 2.0:1 AT screen, or give the Seymour weave a try next.
But to answer OP's question, yes, I think people go through a number of screens. Too small, too big, not AT, screen texture bothers them, need more gain, want less gain because they don't like the trade offs that came with high gain, aspect ratio envy (grass is greener), want masking, don't want masking, curved screen vs not. As you upgrade other components in your room, your needs from a screen may change as well.