My best retort to those that think we listen to our stereos more than the music

 Its like love and sex go with women. A good system makes the experience better. A great woman makes the experience better too! They both go together great!

"Love and sex are wonderful things and should be celebrated whatever your preferences are. Political correctness is a trap just like prohibition. We are what nature made us and we still have not learned to live with it."

And one of life's tragedies seems to be this inequality in the desire for sex and love.

Some of us want and need more, and some of us sadly don't.

This mismatch can be the cause of much of life's unhappiness.

On the other hand it also provides musicians, writers, filmmakers etc with a never-ending source of material.
I wish the OP would clarify.  It appears that he is comparing listening to music on a good system as akin to sex with a good woman.  At face value that's a pretty idiotic statement, but then again, maybe that's not what he meant.  I like listening to really good music, well reproduced, but it ain't even vaguely similar to making love.  A deep, well defined soundstage with shimmering highs and explosive lows just ain't WAP.
They do and a good piece of music recorded well is like finding that special woman as well as the special system to play it on that rush you get is very similar.
I guess Blueranger is trying to say we are so caught up in tech, cosmetics and specs. we miss the artistry of the music or as mastering92 puts it we tend to lose sight of the goal.  I apologize Blueranger for those in this discussion who feel that you are an idiot you are not.
Then lawl it is mastering92.

cd318, can't argue with that. It's why Howard Johnson made 28 flavors.
The trick is to find a mate who likes sex at the same level you do and darn did I get lucky in that regard:-)