To some degree at least it confirms -- that even though the more mainstream brands can be assumed to be the favorites -- people on this forum still conform to that trend and are satisfied enough with their purchase to get on here read this thread and click to vote on this "useless poll."
The original intent was to get the major contributors narrowed down and find which models people liked; ideally learning if there was a previous year model that met my needs and was thought of as performing well.
Basically, I am trying to do the opposite of the "I have this room, and I want this awesome setup for ---- blah ---- tell me what to buy all you people who have read thousands of those posts and LOVE to share your opinions willy-nilly. To me, that result is 100 times more subjective. I know my environment trying to describe it and what I want my receiver to do is futile. I would rather find out what receivers people really gravitate towards and are pleased with. Then decide which one I think will suit me.