KBlair, I wouldn't take all of the discussion as any "fault" of yours. Some members get very "enthusiastic" when it comes to certain things. In the end, I enjoy the discussion, so long as it stays (mostly) polite and I always learn something. It's why I come here.
Like NicksHitachi said in an earlier post, you've already got the drivers and a vision for what you want to do with them. Go ahead and build it and hopefully enjoy it. Hell, I put together a ported sonosub using a 15 year old Cerwin Vega driver that came out of a home speaker last fall! I had the supplies, I had the driver, why not? Now, I won't go posting about how this or that is was but it was something to do and I enjoyed building it. It works just fine in my garage.