The "New" guy always gets the theater seat with no bass!I think your question is a very good one and it deserves some serious thought. I think it comes down to the individual you ask. Most individuals on these threads have a strong desire to achieve the very best sound they can afford. But as we all have learned, sound quality is not something that can just be purchased by throwing money at it (although that does go along way). It also requires hard work, which means measuring, moving equipment, remeasuring, moving equipment again…etc.
I bet most people outside of these audio forums are generally happy with just setting the sub in the corner and turning the system on. But those people most likely don't haunt these threads. So your question is a good one and many of us here will answer: "Because we want the best sound we can get out of our system".
" I guess I'll sit in "MY" seat, every time I come here I get to sit in the same seat"