I Just cant find a good deal, for a 5.1 package i was looking at £850 for GS10's £550 for GSLCR and £500 for the Surrounds.
I have always had a small budget but ended up with ok gear, i am still running my old PD9700 Hitachi Plasma which has an awsome pic for a non 1080p or even true 1080i showing, next time i buy its gona be a new LED backlit superthin LCD.
I have the ususal SkyHD Xbox360 and a BD-S550 Bluray player, which i can see me having untill it goes wrong, On the other hand i have a Pioneer 1018AH Reciver which i did get a good deal on and this thing gets used eveyday both for gaming, TV and movies, and already after under a year is showing signes of age, at the time it was £750 and i got it for £480 and the power button light no longer works the screen has a slight flicker in one corner and it takes ages to turn on after pressing the button, thats why the bigger better Onkyo is comming.
I never listen to music, well 5min bursts every now and then, so mostly Xboxing it or movie mashing.
I went for the Monitor audio over other's i must admit due to looks and build first, they simply must fit into my 5 teir Atacama Equinox racking look the part and sound clear and open for the games and movies.
I have yet to come accross a speaker as well built as the RS and GS at the price, the BR being of significantly lesser build quality with the difference in the GS and RS being less apparent, and to me the GS looking just a touch better finished around the speakers up front.
And at the end of the day i have been stuck with a pair of Gale 4020 (£100) and some old M7d rears and a Vibe sub for ages, i need new and my wife just looks at what we have and says any new gear i show her she's like "Oh yes just what we have now"
so getting almost £1000 for 5 speakers will be bad but £2000 for the GS which even to me do look very much the same apart from the dipmples will just not happen