Yes, while the overhead speakers and overhead effects are very important steps forward for Atmos, it's only one benefit among many. In addition, the much greater precision with which objects can be placed permits a startlingly good three-dimensional soundfield, thus enhancing all movies, including those which don't have much scope for use of overhead speakers at all. HST, since the overhead speakers are the new kids on the block, naturally people do want to hear them in use!This has always been my understanding as well, that overhead levels are so important. People talk about overhead effects all the time feeling like that’s what atmos is, but do I understand correctly that objects are placed in the room in the same(but much simpler) way a 2ch system will create a phantom image of a singer in the center of the room? To oversimplify, I mean traditional panning techniques, except between bed and height speakers?