Just wanted to point that IMHO it is impossible to debate or summarize anything on the second part (creating listening experiences) of the great F. Toole book in WBF without a proper discussion of the first part (fundamentals of sound reproduction) and his objectives.
WBF is mostly an high-end audiophile forum, where people valuate essentially their individual or small group experiences and particular preferences. The aim of Floyd Toole is essentially creating a loudspeaker enjoyed by the common listener, discarding most of the particular preferences most of us enjoy so much and spend a lot of time debating. The first part of the book is particular interesting - one of the the real reasons behind the Circle of Confusion exposition is destroying the usual references of audiophiles, explaining the limitations of real stereo recordings and how fragile is our individual evaluation in his perspective. The way preference and "better" are evaluated in his work is purely statistical - something most audiophiles and the high-end do not accept!
Anyway an excellent book including most of F. Toole research and work, that unfortunately is known mostly by the small parts that are exploited by the Harman marketing. IMHO these sections are just the less interesting and are limited by his views about stereo - an inferior format as he says somewhere - a “spatially-deprived medium”. But IMHO knowing the limitations of the format only helps us to better understand and enjoy our hobby.