Thinking outside the box always is the impetus for positive change. Bravo, Onhwy61!!!
While I don't find anything interested in virtual reality - I prefer the REAL THING - your thinking here is more than interesting. I kind of follow along with what you are getting at, though I fall down in the "Maximum Extreme" aspect. My friend accuses me of basically sitting on top of my speakers, but if you look at Mapleshade's tips on getting good sound, over time, I have more or less evolved into everything they espouse, sans sitting on the floor. While my way may be too bright, upfront, and downright LOUD for most, I feel rewarded with exceptional imaging, good bass response, and total immersion in the in your face sound. While the sweet sound is not the largest, it defines sweet. When guests are over, I let them sit in it, telling them to enjoy it, don't worry - I'm in it 99.9999% of the time, and that audio is not a team sport - you have to go for your own.