Chuck, I can say that at 74 years old tomorrow and all the years I have had my HT through all it's many-many-many changes.
I don't know of one other person through all my years that has anything even remotely like mine.
In-fact, I don't know of anyone at all that even has a HT period.
Everyone I know has some size flat screen and then a few of them have the soundbar and then a few of them have the small remote wireless Sub-woofer.
Here is an example of cost ..............
We purchased new Cathy's VW Golf R in 2017 and it was $41,600.00 or so.
The JVC RS4500 at Retail when introduced was $35,000.00 thousand dollars plus tax, installation, professional calibration.
(And keep in mind that's not the cost of the Stewart Firehawk 1.35 Gain, 16x9, 123" W/4-way remote masking screen)
And taking it a step up the Sony ES5000 was $60,000.00 thousand dollars and all the rest I listed above ^^^
The above is just for a projector and nothing else.
It is no surprise to me at all that I have never ever met anyone that has anything remotely like my HT.
And if we were to be really serious and honest with each other ???
Who in the world would spend what guys like us have and the ONLY use for the HT is for exactly what it was built for, watching something.
Makes one wonder sometimes who really is/was smarter ???
The person with a new, say, 60" flat screen with a nice soundbar and subwoofer or us.
Keep in mind guys I'm not referring to AVS members ...