Your system clearly needs work.
It is fascinating that in a thread asking for other forum members with an appreciation of Esoteric to post, the usual suspects feel the need to foghorn their unrepresentative opinions across the posts of those with positive experiences of the brand.
We know what you think and can draw our own conclusions based on the mid-fi brands that you own and champion and the compromised environment(s) that you consider adequate.
Out of respect for the brand, I did say in my post that I was glad that you like Esoteric knowing there are many fans and this is the response I get? I was merely sharing my personal experience. That's all. And there are others on this thread and other threads who don't like the sound. Sorry to disagree with someone who obviously has very thin skin and a "God complex".
Luxman, Pass Labs, Joseph Audio, Conrad Johnson, REL and Shunyata Research are "adequate" mid-fi brands? And I used to own the MBL 116's before I decided to downsize on the speaker side. I suppose you think that's mid-fi gear also. So you own Boulder. Who gives a crap? What planet do you live on?
And what personal knowledge do you have on my compromised environment? The room is 30 X 40 and sounds wonderful. Lots of space, big soundstage, great imaging, solid bass response down to 30hz, no standing waves, etc.
Some people don't like Esoteric for the reasons I've stated. We are all not fan boys of the brand and for good reason. Sorry you got your little ego in a twit. Get an effing life and post your BS elsewhere. And no, my system doesn't need work. It sounds just fine to me and to others as well.
You comments are insulting, arrogant, and without merit. You know where you can put them. I thought folks that post on WBF were respectful and appreciate different perspectives. You seem to be the exception.