Best is subjective isn't it; and a function of what we each have direct experience with. I auditioned a few top units three years ago and ended up with the Meridian 861v6 as my favorite. If the poll is a 'short list' of state of the art contenders, the 861 should certainly be there. 861 is now at v8, which I've yet to hear, and requires a companion HD621 for HDMI switching, and it is VERY expensive, but I've heard nothing better.
Certainty and conviction are a sure sign you don't know what you're talking about! The world is not black and white, rather shades of grey!