I thought that I explained this previously, but here we go again.
My Velodyne F-1000 was over 20 friggin years old with a huge amount of hours on it. Judging by what I was reading in the Velo threads, this series is now failing in large numbers due to age as they are at the end of their life. I didn't want another big black box in my living room & coincidently Axiom had a clearance sale last summer on the diminutive EP-400 in the colour that I wanted so I jumped on it - nothing sinister about my purchase. And a great purchase it was as it is a little monster of a sub for music.
It is absolutely normal to grow tired of gear & change to something new. It doesn't often happen to me as I tend to keep my stuff if I like it. What is not normal, nor appropriate in any way is to change your gear that was obviously admired & enjoyed problem-free for an extended period & then turn around spend the next years relentlessly searching out every thread for certain company's moniker & mercilessly slagging it at every opportunity. This is way beyond just having an opinion & expressing it. This is hypocracy of the highest order and furthermore, is just plain wrong,
As for Bose, the statement that 'everyone' who owns Bose eventually sees the errors of their ways is a ridiculous generalization & patently false. Bose provides millions of households with fine entertainment pleasure that their owners are overwhelmingly happy with. I personally know of 2 in my little world & guess what ? - they both sound quite good within their settings. Bose is a longstanding, highly successful US company that fills a huge niche market for those who have certain space & decor requirements & who want to plug & play & not have to phart around with tripods, microphones, calibrations, endless tweaking etc, etc. If they want to pay for that convenience & form factor, it's their money & none of our business. Leave Bose alone for gawd's sake.
For me, this kind of behaviour sadly diminishes the credibility of the few individuals who continually indulge in this sort of thing & only serves to denigrate the overall quality & reputation of this mostly fine forum...