I've got a new house and I'd love to finally upgrade to a decent sound system for watching Blu rays. I've got a PS3 now, all I need is a receiver and speakers. I do tend to like crisp clean highs better than lows. (not a huge bass guy)
If you like crisp highs, you might try Klipsch speakers. Here is a good set just under your budget, and here is a better one just over. You might also try some Chase Pro-10s, they ought to have a very crisp bass and forward sound due to the compression tweeters.
Yes, that was a good deal, in my opinion. Not the deal of the century, but pretty good. Acoustic Sound Design can be pretty flexible on prices, look around about them a bit to see how you can score a better deal than MSRP.