Pretty childish way to respond for a "67" year old person.
Pusrchasing amplifiers manufactured by Krell, Classe', McIntosh, etc...is a lifestyle choice as is buying beautifully made speaker cables. I purchase electronics based upon performance, build quality and asthetics. I purchase speakers based upon sound quality. I heard a Mac MA6900 powering a pair of B&W 802Ds and the system sounded fantastic! The equipment was beautifully made, it looked outstanding! Generally people with the means to own high-end speakers and amps owm very nice homes and asthetics are important to them. I bought Dynaudio for the sound, I bought Krell for the power and eye candy it provided.
There you go. That is audio buying the right way for the right reason. I once owned a pair of B&W 802's myself. They are excellent.