Dennis is exactly right. Many years ago, I decided to listen to three distinctly different types of loudpspeakers. One was the Maggies (not sure model, it was a long time ago), the second was the Thiels and finally Martin Logans. Each was different. Maggies had, as Dennis said, a very diffuse sound and I thought for me it was a little too diffuse. The Thiels were more pinpoint soundstaging but also lacked some of the airiness (spelling?) of the Maggies. The Martin Logans were more in the middle retaining the airiness but not quite as big a soundstage. I ended up with the Martin Logans. After awhile, I felt they lacked the dynamic range of the more traditional front firing speakers and I ended up buying some Snells (althugh they did have a rear firing tweeter that could be turned on and off). I also felt the integration of the bass module with the electrostic panel was lacking in the Martin Logans. In fairness, the room I was using the Martin Logan's at the time was small.
Many people, once they go to a speaker such as the Maggies and Martin Logans never go back, but others, like myself, don't want to let go of some of the qualities of more traditional speakers. As Dennis says, you will have to probably listen for yourself.