I owned the original Princesses (which were fully-veneered but had the Crown Prince base) for many years. At one point I had to replace some of the drivers in one of the speakers and found Duntech's service to be outstanding, in terms of price, quality (they had a precisely matched set of replacement drivers waiting for my speaker!!) and promptness (express delivery from Australia to my door). I think you made a smart move. While I can think of a few designs that might be better in one area or another, particularly transparency, the Crown Prince/Princess, as well as the Sovereign, are superb classic designs that have held up extremely well over the years because they basically do everything very well and get the midrange right. I think your $15K price point is a pretty good estimate.