I've heard a friends Planar speakers, and I still desire to stick to headphone listening. I own a 2 bedroom Unit and in the past I've had complaints about my old Pioneer stereo (nothing special) in the past. So for me headphones allow me to listen to music freely without worrying about such problems. I actually very much like the presentation of headphones and their intimate sound, as well as the crazy detail you can hear. Likewise I don't have much space and would rather not need to set up a room for speaker listening.
It is interesting to read your story in the other thread and the process you went through. You have certainly moved up the ladder fast. I wish you luck in the speaker world!