Early this AM, when I saw your thread, I didn't want to dampen your enthusiasm because you took the initiative in starting this.
But I have to agree with smurraybhm.
Usually, there are several "official" threads for new AVR models. For Pioneer, they tend to go as non-Elites, the Elite VSX models, then the lower couple of SC models, and then the upper SC models. Some threads have models lumped together, like Yamaha's Aventage's, some don't. It just depends on the thread starter and how many folks gravitate to a catch-all thread
In my years here, Pioneer & Denon/Marantz threads seem to be more broken out by performance levels, and most of the time, the top or top 2 models have their own threads (Denon AVP, Denon 5308, 4311, 4520, Marantz AV8801, Pioneer SC-09TX, SC-07/05, SC-27/25, SC-68/67, etc)
From a performance, features standpoint, there are big differences between the "groupings". From # of channels to speaker configurations, to amp designs, unique features that the top models have, such as USB-DAC support, and now, much more so than previously, different versions of MCACC room EQ/calibration. Plus the biggie in 2014 is receivers with Atmos vs. those without.
For example, the VSX models have conventional class A/B amps, the SC models have class D chip amps, unique to Pioneer's implementation. There will be a whole lot of Atmos discussion that will not pertain at all to owners of the lower VSX models other than to make them envious
The SC models with Atmos aren't going to be available for several months anyway.
I respectfully suggest that your thread may be a good start for general pre-launch or VSX specific discussions. See how much discussion gets going.
Just be aware that when the time comes that someone has an SC-89, 87, 85 or 81 in their setup, I can almost guarantee there will be other "Official" threads started for specific SC models
You may not be aware that nearly all Pioneer AVR Atmos discussion has been in the SC-LX88 (european version of the SC-89) thread started when info was leaked. All the technical discussion has been there plus posts from Walkamo @ Pioneer US.
Hope this makes sense. But see how this thread goes for posts & discussion
edit - mark, see what I mean:
this one was already started just for the vsx-80 on 6-10-14. there will be others for each model or pair of models.