The your listening habits are probably the biggest factor. If the sweet spot is nearfield for you, and you listen at low levels, then you can use whatever you like. There are a plethora of good monitors that will suffice (I like the VR1 and NHT as well). If you like some distance and plan speaker placement relatively far apart, and like the big sound that a Marshall stack loaded with Celestion greenbacks would yeild no monitor will do it. In that case WAF or not you'll still need your floor standers especially for big musical bass (Subwoofers always sound like rumbling to me but supposedly fill out the sound, when properly adjusted). There are precious few big monitors that would be a compromise like the Dyne Audio special 25, or the Harbeths, but I don't like the polite sound of the Harbeths.