I don't disagree and in some ways I do.
I see you have upgraded to Metas maybe this would be a great example.
What did you see in the meta's that saw you upgrade? I believe you had the LS50 didn't you? has this been more of a side step for you or was there a tangible difference?
Have they given you more or have you and be honest been somewhat let down in any way by the promise?
I never had the original LS50s, so I can't comment on the difference between those and the Metas.
Speakers are my biggest weakness and I currently have the following:
KEF LS50 Meta
Wharfedale Linton Heritage 85
Dali Spektor 2 (though these have a permanent place in our bedroom system).
I also have a choice of amps and CD players:
Musical Fidelity M2scd/M2si
On paper, based on price, the Marantz/Dynaudio combination might be expected to fall short of the others, but at present I'm finding it the best. The Dyns are the speakers I've had the longest (7 years) and I've heard them with a wide variety of kit. They gel beautifully with the Marantz and, more than anything else, I find myself forgetting about the equipment and focusing on the music. I know with some confidence that going back to the Rega Apollo/Rega Elex-R/Spendor A1 system I had a couple of years ago wouldn't proportionally improve on this in hi-fi terms against the price difference, and it would actually reduce my enjoyment of the music.