While I may not have the propellar driven beanie nor pocket protector to qualify me as Mr Kwann apparently does, I thought the 7's and VTL combo sounded superb in NYC. As did the gentleman in the rows ahead of me, including Wes Phillips and John Atkinson,Carl Lee of Acoustic Zen and some other long-time industry vets.
I have not been a big fan of some of the earlier Wilson Watt designs, but after hearing the Sophias, and now 7's up close, I am converted. The 7's are excellent speakers, but like all things, can never be everybody's cuppa. People with true experience understand this, trolls and know-it-alls don't..