Yes, I think we can all agree that soundbars are speakers for people who do not like speakers!
i.e. they want something "pretty" looking, and who cares what it sounds like.
Just my opinion, (assuming you are using the system for music, Movies and TV) I would argue that you are better off getting a decent surround sound receiver, a decent pair of speakers and a decent subwoofer.
Disable the centre and rear speakers (i.e re-direct sound to the two fronts) and you would get better sound than you would thru a crappy soundbar system or a crappy surround sound system..