If I can throw my hat in the ring for JHo15; I have a lot of experience with Klipsch's "mainstream" line, including the Icon series (both the VF and the WF). Personally, I go up to the reference line before I start really considering their line. The Icon series was created with input from Best Buy (a major Klipsch retailer), which I doubt is a very positive thing, seeing as that retailer has been removing sound demo space and sticking the speakers out in the middle of crowded noisy warehouse style "big box" stores for a long while now (to their credit they have a no restocking fee return policy of 30 days, in home trial anyone?). Also, build quality. As Jason already stated, Aperion uses a superior cabinet material, plus the attention to detail is there. I've seen more than a few seams on the veneers of the WFs, and they use way too much plastic for my tastes. Not that plastics are all bad, I love the look and feel of Paradigm's Monitor series, for instance.
Speaking of, if you like the Klispch style sound, look at the Paradigms. They are a Canadian company, so you should be able to find something local. For your consideration, I auditioned (throughly) the Klipsch line, from quintets to reference, the Paradigm monitor series, and the Bowers & Wilkins 600 series. I had an opportunity to purchase Klipsch gear near or at cost, Yet it's the Aperion gear sitting in my room right now.
Hope that gives you some more perspective.