Well I personally do not like Onkyo, I have owned an Onkyo in the past and I had too many issues with Onkyo. First, the receiver ran hotter than nay other receiver I have owned. Second, the display panel was weak and from time to time would flicker. Third, dealing with Onkyo customer service was a NIGHTMARE. Fourth, their receivers are just ugly, IMO.
I just think that for the same price even if you have to sacrifice features I would go with Denon or Yamaha over Onkyo. So yes, I would still buy the 2808CI if I was given the opputunity to have the 805 at the same price I paid for the 2808.