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For music listening, zero benefit to the 3rd speaker.
For movies/TV, the 3rd (center) speaker may be useful if you listen late at night and don't want to disturb others nearby but still be able to hear dialogue clearly, by boosting the center channel level in your receiver.
If that's not an issue, and if you cannot move the L/R speakers wider apart to create more of an equilateral triangle with your listening position, then yeah I would skip the center.
If you do get a center of any kind though, having a 3rd Q100 would be a better option than paying through the nose for the "matching" KEF center, not only price-wise.
~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)