Long-time, intermittent lurker here...intermittent because whenever I start browsing the AVS forums for too long, I end up spending $$$. Geez.
I'll never be able to afford $20k speakers (and even if I were wealthy, not sure I would spend that much on audio gear!) and my house doesn't have the square footage for anything extreme, so when I read the positive reviews about the EFBi's, it was hard to resist. So I bought them along with the smaller center channel and a refurbed Denon from Accessories4Less (hadn't heard of them, either). My setup was pushing ten years old, so I figured it was time for an upgrade.
After getting everything set up today, I had to break out some of my test subjects (Bladerunner boxed set, Star Wars, LoTR, etc). And, man, watching the trench run in "A New Hope" with everything cranking was almost like being a kid back in the theater ca. 1977. H*ll yeah. Heck, even SpongeBob and Teen Titans sound awesome (judging by my five year olds' sudden intense and unwavering attention to the screen--they've seen these shows dozens of times). I wasn't expecting such an improvement. I imagine as my kids get older and more acclimated to movies, we'll get even more use out of this setup.
Anyway, wanted to thank you guys for your always invaluable posts, especially for the indirect info they provide to lurkers like me.