I leave avsforum for a few months and look what happens, can't find a pair of VS 260 anywhere.
Meh, it's not that bad. I have a need for another 2 channel setup, was hoping to stay under $1k or so for speakers. Almost went with Dynaudio Excite X12 (would love to have Focus 160 though - drool), but I won't spend much time in this room so decided it wasn't quite worth it. I heard a pair of the VS 260 over the holidays and was very impressed (yes, it very well could have been copious amounts of wine and cognac), now that I need them I learn that they've been discontinued. I need bigger sound than my Mordaunt Short, smaller than my Philharmonic Audio.
So, Kef Q300 it is. I haven't heard them, no chance for an audition. Comments, additional suggestions, even criticism for buying another set of speakers without listening are welcome. I do reserve the right to flip you off though.