My feelings exactly after all these years of owning a pair of Maggie 2.7QRs. Their openness and effortless 'disappearing act' have been the traits that endears them to me. And to get such qualities from modern day dynamic speakers, $10,000 plus would be the minimum starting point, imo. Great value speakers. It's hard to move away from them after living with one. Congrats on your upgrade.