Room correction absolutely is a boon BUT it is an adjunct to room treatment and speaker placement, not a replacement or a panacea that cures all ills.
I know that you guys know this but like everything else associated with getting the most out of your system it takes time and experimentation.
What's really cool is that there is so much really fine audio\video gear being produced today by so many companies large, small and in between.
I remember reading a few years about the "Death of High-End Audio", the aging demographic, the plague of iPods, earbuds, mp3, the death of the traditional boutique stores and all of that.
I never really understood the hand wringing.
Audio has been a prime interest of mine for 40 years and in my opinion the state of audio has never been better and further not even close.
I bought a stereo before I bought a car and I could've bought a really nice car for what I spent on my first system in 1972.
People thought I was a real oddball, still do.
But the fact is the hardest part of selecting a system today is all of the choices you have.
There has never been more great gear to choose from and I think that that you almost have to be willful and\or pig-headed to get something truly bad.
Seriously, is an equivalently priced KEF, Dali, Revel, Paradigm, Martin-Logan, Dynaudio, B&W, Harbeth, Vandersteen, Magnapan or any number of speakers I've left out going to sound like sh!t?
It's all about preference, priorities and the deal you get.