I wanted to bring this thread back and thank everyone's input. I have had my S2's and SLCR center for about 2 weeks now, and it is exactly the sound I was searching for. I had been looking to upgrade my L/C/R for several months now, and couldn't find speakers that had amazing detail that were not bright or harsh to my ears. I went through Paradigm, M&K, B&W, Dynaudio, Polk LsI, Def Tech, Vienna Acoustics, Sonus Faber and Energy among others. Paradigm Studio 20's were close, but to me got a little grating a very high volume levels. I loved the Viennas for music, but they had no excitement for movies. M&K was great for theater, but too forward for music.
I had not even thought of Monitor, but after reading this thread and many reviews, I went out and listened and have found my speakers. These things have great very detailed highs, and a very nice midrange. I can't believe how good they sound for voices. I am not an audiophile, but the best way I can describe it is that I don't feel like I am listening to speakers. If I was blindfolded and spun around, I could not point out where the speakers are both vertically and horizontally. It is almost an airy quality.
I promised myself I wouldn't buy into break-in, but in only about 20 hours of listening, these babies have opened up even more. I am trying to do my tweaks in phases to fully enjoy each one. After about 60 hours of break-in as Monitor recommends, I will try and remove the mesh grills that cover the tweeters, and see how that affects things.
Anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement over these Monitor Silvers and give them a very solid recommendation.