Not to stir the pot, but have your heard the Talon line? Everyone's ears are different, but to mine, the Raven X's (best bang for the buck) or Khorus X's (for more $) are a measurable step ahead of their Aerial counterparts. Even the original Khorus' for $4K used with a Peregrine center channel would be a better investment IMO, but this is an admittingly subective evaluation. I happen to agree that the Aerials you've mentioned outperform B&W Nautilus in most respects, so maybe our listening preferences are similar. Whatever you decide, do enjoy and do not fret!