It's funny that after I posted above, I reflected back on how 'tower speakers' have changed since I became an audio enthusiast in the late 1960s. Towers then were squat, wide & quite homely as contrasted to the slender, elegant towers of today. We thought that they performed wonderfully, especially when we were 'rockin' but now it's kinda laughable. Of course, you had to have a set with at least 12" woofers & 15" was even better or you weren't a real man, or so we thought, ha! Now an 8" driver is considered to be large.
Over the years I migrated away from towers to sats & subs as for me they are just nicer looking in any home that I've owned. Good sats accompanied by a small, powerful, accurate sub or two can be wonderful for music at moderate levels. With bigger subs, they can perform admirably for HT as well. Towers still are preferable for most with systems in bigger rooms though.
Enough ramblin on...