Amen, brother! The designers of box speakers have to go to extremely great lengths to get overcome the failings inherent in dynamic drivers, the necessity to break up the audible spectrum amongst different sized ones, and the cross-over required to do that, failings not shared to the same degree by not just electrostats, but all planars. Sure, they have their own problems, and, just as in all things hi-fi, one most choose the failings one is happiest living with. For me, there are panel speakers and there is everything else. Electrostats, Magnetic Planars, Ribbons---it's all good!
The first ESL I heard was the RTR tweeter, and was THAT a revelation! I had been saving for a pair of Rectilinear 3's when I heard the RTR in the ESS TransStatic I, and for me that was the end of the Rectilinear! By the time I had the money for the 3, the original Magneplanar Tympani had appeared, and, as I had not yet heard a "full" range ESL, bought them.
Over the ensuing 44 years (!) I have endeavored to hear every panel on the market. There were many I liked, few I didn't, the opposite of dynamic designs. I currently own Eminent Technology LFT-8b's, Tympani T-IV's, and Quad 57's, but could easily live with many others. I really like the Sanders ESL I heard at last Summers The Show in Irvine---a really, really good loudspeaker.