No hate. Axiom has always said their speakers can't be beat only matched or similarily good. If thats true, why are they building a more expensive speaker above the M80 I've even seen Axiom fans compared the M80 to the Revel $15,000 speaker. They said something along the lines of "I can't afford a $15k speaker so the M80 is my only choice"
The hate and attacks I received on the Axiom forum was because I don't tow the company line like the handful of fanboys over there. I said something about the EP175, which I purchased used for a soundbar sub. I made a comment that "for the price, Axiom subs suck". Performance wise there are not bad subwoofers far from it. But when you factor in the extra high cost compared to other brands they are not that great.
Like Ian, Amy, Alan have said the M80 is about as good as you can get. Why build an M100 or whatever their going to call it.