I think you are on the right track with a D2. It's very highly reviewed and it matches your amp cosmetically. Unless you want to go in a totally different direction, that is what I would do.
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The Anthems are very good, although as you say are somewhat pricy.
Emotiva has had problems with the earlier versions of its processor. I do not know the current details, but they were, at least originally, not rock solid. Getting all the details right can be complicated on a 7.1 processor.
Cary 11/12 sound great, but likewise, have had some issues with things like pops/clicks and syncing.
Classe is very fine, but so is the price.
From the mass market guys, many people like Integra processors, like the 9.8, 9.9, 80.2. Integra is a top end Onkyo brand.
Marantz also has a strong following. The 7005 is current.
I have only heard the Anthem, not the others. But at least those are some of the main choices.