For comparison purposes, wouldn't these be at a comparable level & price point to something like Arx, Ascend Acoustics, or HSU speakers (if HSU had towers, that is)? They seem to be in that same range.
Also, concerning aesthetics one of the reviews mentioned that these have a paper-thin laminate which looks fine from a distance yet not so glamorous up close, with some areas having a bit thinner walls. Not a huge deal, and the article seemed to think it was more a case of them spending money on the performance than looks. Just wondering how that ties into the "they sound as good as they look" reasoning if you were taking a cynic's approach to that review.
Still, it sounds like they are overall pretty nice based on the reviews posted, being pretty aesthetically and performing very well from what has been linked.