I think I've decided to go with the Monitor40s and the CS1 (or 2, not sure yet). Think it fits my situation better. Tight budget, living in an apartment, already have stand for my current fronts and whatever money I save/don't use I can use to upgrade my woofer and rears down the line. Or replace the LR fronts and use the 40s for rears.
Don't know much about receiver wattage but my Denon 1612 and the CS2 is well over that.