I use to try and compromise with my wife that I was married to but we did not have an area for a dedicated room so I tried to work with her within reason. I feel it is ridiculous for another person to want everything there way and to act like they are doing you a favor to let you do anything. To many times it is the man that has to beg for permission or at least it seems that way and I am sure there are relationships where that extreme happens. But when there is an extra room or a dedicated room and you are getting true enjoyment out of it and your not out running around and the bills are being paid, the rent is being paid and there is food on the table I don't feel the other person should put there thumb down on you and do the control thing. Each one in the relationship should allow the other to have something they enjoy doing! I found out later that my former wife would tell other people how she was going to make me get ride of my Altec A-7 speakers and make me sale my A/V gear. Well she is gone because of other reasons that I will not get into but I still have my A/V gear that I have upgraded and I still have my Altec A-7's! But I can say that I am reaching a point where the upgrade train is coming to an end. I do not need anything beyond 4K UHD and do not need to repurchase anything beyond 4K UHD BD or have anything more than Dolby True HD/ Atmos or DTS-HD Master Audio/ DTS-X. Right now if all I do is get a new reciever and ceiling speakers and nothing else happens but buying some movies to build my library I would be very happy even if I did not go beyond what I have now I just purchased movies. Sure it is not the best of the best but it is very nice and if I had to live with what I have I am ok at the end of the day. What I have is actually nicer than many people have so I have no complaints.
HT System: Marantz SR-8012 Receiver, Emotiva XPA-3 Amplifier, Sony XBR55A9F 55"OLED 4K TV, Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, 4K Apple TV 64GB, Speakers: Altec Lancing A-7's (L&R), Klipsch RC-64 lll center channel, Klipsch RP-600M surround speakers, Advent Marbles, HSU VTF-3 MK5HP subwoofer. AudioQuest cables, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Harmony Elite Remote.