Oh, this is not the history channel, I get it... I'm not in the dark ages, I have a onkyo 3007, friends have 4311 and 3300, and others. But as I said, getting past all the hype, I could be very happy with a 3300 if I had one. but like veryone they want the cutting edge. After living it and using it, the 3300 would be just fine in a 2012 HT..