For one thing, the RX-A1060 is limited to 5.1.2
(it only has 7 internal amps)
Maybe its just me, but there is always room for expansion with a Flagship model,
If not for more speakers in zone 1, it also frees up options for additional zones.
I could have bought a new 2050 at full msrp in Canada for $1999 way back in February I told the retail outlet manager I needed 11 channel processing (3050) and $2k (about $1400 USD) was my limit and started walking toward the door.
He stopped me before I got there and said if I paid cash, he could do it.
Sold! free upgrade and no regrets!
I will never buy less than a flagship model again,
my last "upgrade" (top of the line RX-V3900) lasted 8 years.
So what's the big deal to spend $400 more over the course of 8 years?
...(it works out to about $4 a month for me...YMMV)
Why do you think you're limited to 5.1.4
...my space is smaller than yours with 7.4.4