Wha? I'd agree with you about the balance, but that's because I couldn't hear any treble on the FX101 I auditioned at all Tip selection problem? Demo pair getting borked?
The point is that there isn't really a point. Many head-fi'ers who quit before, have returned. This is not so much because they found a flaw with their "end-game" gear, but because the journey is fun. I often ask the same questions as you, but end up buying into the latest fad.
If you want to go along that line, then one could also ask what's the point in taking "life" seriously. After all, no-one gets out alive anyway. We might as well wear underwear everywhere.
That's me lol. I was happy with the etys for so many years. Then they broke. Then I found a way to make $10 phones sound better than them. And now the MH1C doesn't even need that elaborate EQ to sound better. Mmm maybe my end game gear was pretty flawed after all, nevermind Let the journey go on!