I wish you many hours of pleasant listening.
My own modest rig, assembled over the years with new and used purchases, is making some nice sounds lately. Although imaging could be more stable, I am getting a taste of that elusive combination of detail and sweetness, even with Redbook CDs. I, too, am slowly listening more and watching less. My rig is a combo of 2-channel and HT. The 2-channel chain is a Rotel RCD-02 CDP, Thoren TD-166 MkII w/ Ortofon OM-10 Super, C-J PV-11 pre, Odyssey Audio HT3 (w/cap upgrade), Vandersteen 1C, each with its own Vandy 2Wq sub. Used to be, when I had less than enough time to watch a film, I'd watch some recorded TV shows (Simpsons, South Park, et. al.). Nowadays, I pop in a CD, turn off the lights, and sink into the music. I get a wide soundstage that extends way into the room, tight, deep and tuneful bass, good midrange resolution, nice decay, respectable dynamics, and fairly smooth, extended highs. Even though images tend to jump around a bit, and even though I've heard better high frequency reproduction, I can often lose myself in the music.
Last night, although exhausted, I listended to Porcupine Tree's "Signify." PT uses phase tricks to make some sounds come from all over the room - to the far left, far right, even behind your head. My system did all that so well that most listeners would have thought I was using Dolby PLII for Music in my 7.1 rig. Add in that "Signify" is pretty well produced and mastered for a rock CD, and it was a special experience.
Now, if I could only improve the image definition... ;-)