At under $900 street price, this reciever is the best deal out there for me. It is by FAR the cheapest reciever to do highs and wides with DSX at the same time, it is THX Select, which is good enough for my small room, but if it's not, I can just hook up external amps laying around. Also, MultiEQ is great, and has just as much subwoofer correction as the more expensive MultiEQ XT... which is where EQ matters! Also, I don't care anymore about high quality upconversion that Reon offers, because all I watch is HD. The VGA PC input is incredibley useful in my situation also.
I really think Onkyo hit the nail on the head with this reciever. They downgraded the things I didn't need, added the things I wanted, and reduced the price compared to the NR1007. Nice.