I'm happy with the Studio-40s, cc 470, adp 470s, and SVS 20-39 Pci. They are connected to a Denon 3805, 3910, HDTV cable box, and soon an Optoma HD72. I just moved to a new (more quiet and less collegiate) apartment complex, so i'm not sure how much i'll really use the sub here.
I don't really think that I can make a fair comparison to any other speakers in this price range. However, there are great Paradigm deals on audio auction sites from time to time. I got all my speakers new and paid much less than i would have buying them from a dealer. I HATE the local hi-fi dealers here, and nobody wants to pay 9.25% TN sales tax.