Everything wrong with AVS Forum in one convenient post. Nice!Well of course they are grossly over-priced: welcome to the world of boutique audio video.
You can bet they will be neutered in a myriad of ways: multizone functionality, switching versatiity, streaming/playback functionality are usually near the top of the list...all for "improved sound quality" which of course is never actually quantifiable, conveniently enough.
Arcam, Anthem, NAD, etc figured this game out a long time ago: charge more for less, give it a 3-$5000 price tag, make it relatively scarce, and add another 15-20lbs and the illusion of better quality, performance and reliability is all-but complete.
I'll exit before I hear about how earth-shattering the room correction system is.
Why don't you just even HEAR one and then talk? Not even asking you to own one, but actually HEAR an anthem product before you make your silly pseudo intelligent "I have everything figured out about audio" remarks.