You rang? Truly deja vu, eh, Michael?
Wow, that's about all I can say. The guy who gets not one, but two recommendations is Davis Lewis Audio? Now, I like most of the dealers on this list, but David Lewis Audio? "great service and no attitude", are you sure you're talking about the same dealership?
As the saying goes, don't get me started. Michael and I met out almost the same thread. When someone jumped up to recommend David Lewis Audio, we had to rail agains that. He once put it as succintly and accurately as it gets, "the guy is just a dick..." Our mutual friend, The Doctor (Mechans) once put it, "If he was dying of thirst, I wouldn't give him the honor of letting him lick the sweat off my balls.", after being given a price of the not so great $3000 on something, followed by the adage, "If you offered me two thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars and ninety nine sense for it, I would decline."
But, here is the ALL TIMER, a guy in our audio group who buys more stuff than any 10 people put together once called him on the phone about a particular piece of gear and they chatted for a good long while about it. They agreed upon a time the next week where he could come over and audition it. He calls up the day before to confirm everything, and is assured that everything is ready, and that Dave has been looking forward to it. So, on his lunch hour at the agreed upon time, he drives over, shows up in a suit and tie that he wears for work, is greeted by the man himself at the door, who asks in the typical, "Yes???". Our friend introduces himself, and gives the quick background which explains why he's there, expecting Dave to welcome him in the manner most would predict. Instead, Dave tells him he's never heard of him, insists they've never spoken, that he's not welcome in his store (ever see a brick and mortar dealership that you had to jump hoops to get into before?), says good bye, and then slams the door in his face. Classic!!! To this day, whenever he recounts the story, he sits there dumbfounded.
By the way, speaking of The Doctor, one guy in this thread once looked right into our eyes and told the both of us, "this iPod stuff is really incredible - pheonomenally enjoyable, as good as any of this stuff gets." Huh?!? Draw your own conclusions about his opinions.