Lol, you have a point, but you didn't have to drive it home by exposing my insanity! Anyway, I find that most people respond more to dynamic range than less tangible things like upper bass nuance, detailed treble, or a 'holographic soundstage', but I certainly don't expect everyone to share my own tastes a hundred percent. It depends on how loud people like it. At modest volumes a moderately powered sealed 12" might be fine, but when you want to rock, it will be riding its limiter the whole time. I think a RW-12d is a good compromise, it can get loud and it's not huge or expensive. To better the bass quality, get some bookshelfs with good extension, lower the crossover to something like 60 hz, that way more of the bass range will be handled with more finesse.