I personally do not like surround sound. I had 5.1 before, sure, I could hear sound flying and all, but it's so fake. I particularly did not like the voice in the center channel. I actually reversed back to 2.1 and never happier. With a good 2.1, I can hear the sound stage, the 3D effect even though the sound is not flying around. Just because you hear sound flying around doesn't necessary give you the 3D, the feel of realism, the natural of the sound and people talking in 3D space.
Own designed power amps, own designed preamps, JM LAB Focal Alto Utopia and Spectral 913.1 speakers, Rythmik F12SE sub.
Not hooked up: Nakamichi Stasis PA-7 power amp, Velodyne VA1210 sub, Kef Reference Series center, Kef Bookshelf speaker, Monitor Audio bookshelf speaker, Infinity rear speakers. Acurus 3X200W amp.