Lets not all get our panties bunched up. I've read a few responses from Mal that sounded a bit harsh. I even called him out on it once, then I've come to realize that is just how he speaks, he doesn't sugar coat a damn thing. Overall every response seems to be pertaining to the thread at hand, and is genuinely trying to help the OP.
I think his recommendation is pretty spot on. If you can't get the sound you like in stock from, he has good suggestions for tailoring something to the OP's taste.
Mal, I will have a beer tonight in your honor! cheers!
Pretty much this; no disrespect or anything meant. I figure if someone wants advice on how to spend several hundred to a thousand dollars, they want the bottom line and not some beating-around-the-bush "maybe's."