And maybe I should not have used reviewers, how about when someone comes into your home and hears your system for the first time and they are amazed that they never heard anything so good.....but the measurements say it sucks.
But the measurements of my system don't suck. What's your point?
Look, the real difference between you and me is my knowledge of the relevant science here and your ignorance of it. That science tells me that any human being's subjective impression of sound quality is unreliable, because it is too easily influenced by factors other than the sound. You're the perfect example; You're influenced by price tags and what reviewers say. You couldn't give an honest, independent assessment of sound quality if your life depended on it. You only think
you can hear a difference between a cheap AVR and a megabuck amp because you hear with your wallet, not your ears. Without a pricetag, you'd be hopeless.
Your belief that there's no correlation between measurements and perceived sound quality is another example of your scientific ignorance. There is a clear correlation—if you know how to assess perceived sound quality in a meaningful way.
When measurements are similar, things sound the same in blind comparisons. When measurements are sufficiently different, they do not. Toole and Olive have demonstrated a clear relationship between certain measurements and the perceived sound quality of speakers.
By contrast, there's no correlation between measurements and the audiophool imagination. If you like the world better that way, I can only pity you.