For $349 you're not getting much.
I got the Anthem shipped for 18% off from an authorized dealer in Minnesota. It is equal in quality/sound to a $10,000 collection of high end separates. There is no comparison between this Anthem 11.2 AVR and a consumer grade, Best Buy type unit targeted to the masses. Since the 60's I've gone thru many brands - Proton, ADCOM, Onkyo, Marantz, Denon, etc.
Anthem's ARC program alone will change your life. It has taken a large, live room and tamed it showing off my speakers like never before. The bass management program is unreal with lots to play with.
Since this first run I've added 3 faux tree/arrangements to the room, put the mains back on their original stands, built and installed another rear surround and run ARC a dozen times.