I think you've already talked yourself into it. If you have the funds then do it. I have 7.1 and I like it, but I can see where some think it doesn't make that much of a difference. I still have my Klipsch RB-75 5.1 system and if I were still using it, I'd add rears and Atmos heights.I'm thinking about maybe getting them and using the Rs41's as rears for a 7.1 setup. I'm only using 5.1 right now even though my receiver can do 7.1. But, I hear a lot of people say that 7.1 is not worth the trouble.