I completely agree; that's what hi-fi/audiophilila/or whatever should be about.
However, it is far too easy to get lost in listening to the sound rather than the music.
I've been there, and done that, as has every friend that's really serious about their music. It's not a good place to be...
That's why the 900 is probably my all time favorite. Cans on, press play, toe tapping for hours.