Blah, blah, blah! Just spent over 3hrs listening to music and loved (almost) every second of it, while you guys argued over trivial nonsense instead of enjoying music!!! I don't care if my system is coloured/transparent, it works for me, that is all that matters. For me, music is such a personal thing I couldn't care less if my system doesn't match up with other people's personal opinions of how music reproduction should be, it invokes emotion, and that is what music is about.
I often think a reality check is needed in this hobby/obsession as the important thing point is that we enjoy the music, without that what is the point.