Well said Tyll & islewind
I do not understand why I have been unable to communicate this effectively - Fidelity. It has nothing to do with whether or not you like the sound it is whether or not it is true to the original source. Loving the sound or hating the sound has nothing to do with "sound quality" (fidelity).
Some people seem bent on insisting that "sound quality" is only what sounds good to them. Why someone would want to argue, essentially, about "What sounds good to me?" I have no idea.
What do you propose we use to measure fidelity, which in turn will impact overall quality? Do we have a full handle on human perception of sound fidelity and quality appreciation to exclude it from that assessment process? I don't think so, hence the perennial discussions and seeking. The only problem is making absolute what's relative as well as considering one's subjective opinion to be superior to another's. Not that there can't be some truth in the latter but we take it too far sometimes.