+! Me too!
I have had my front high and front wide speakers wired and hung for over a year now waiting for the perfect 11.2 channel pre or AVR. I had an Onkyo NR-5008 and now an Integra DTR-80.3 which both did an outstanding job with 9.2. I absolutely love the front high speakers as I have them mounted in the far left and right corners of the room next to the ceiling pointed 45 degrees into the room and down 22 degrees which hit my sweet spot perfectly.
For movies like Transformers you cannot beat the sound. In the scene in the desert where the bad bots are attacking and the whip chain tail of one is moving all around the screen you can hear it moving from front to back, left to right, up and down, all around the room. The front highs really add another dimension to the sound stage. So I can hardly wait to be able to add the front wides into the mix!!!
Had I know the capability of the 4311 when I was upgrading I would have gotten it, but then another year or two went by and it seemed like a better idea to wait for something like the 8801 with all the latest dacs, modes, etc. to come along. Boy am I glad I waited!!!
Xmas can't get here soon enough!!!