Dammit, I've been fantasising about a 911 mk3 for ages, despite never actually having heard one, but they're always over my available budget when they pop up. Must check the back of the sofa, see if I can find a few grand...
The AES membership is a broad church, with many shades of opinion, from solid (if boring) engineering to quite amusing Loony Tunes.
But getting back to active loudspeakers...remember those? .......DSP crossovers are, in my opinion, the way to go.