^Hi Tallen. How bout a pic and/or drawing showing seating and speakers in the room?
Not to discount that some folks really like Htz but sometimes we don't stop to consider DSX wides, especially in a narrow room. But wides add virtual reflections that make the room seem much bigger- and simultaneously improve the surround bubble. The trick is that you can use small bookshelf speakers on stands or on a shelf, on-wall or even in-wall speakers-as long as they're about 60 degrees off the centerline irt MLP with tweets about seated ear height. It is best if they are timbre-matched to the rest of the fronts.
You also might want to consider rear surrounds to enhance the bubble to the rear so that will also help you feel that you're more "immersed in the crowd". Most folks report the more channels the better.