It depends upon what you mean. I like objective numbers when they mean something. I disregard objective numbers when they become meaningless. I do not think that THD+N better than -80-85db matters or has any correlation to hearing. Certainly not near -90-100db and lower. What I mean by "measurement extremist" is those who actually care about performance between -95db, -115db, -128db. No one can hear that shit. Heck, even instrumentation a decade ago couldn't detect this stuff. For a designer, this may be important. For end-users no. People should feel to subscribe to the "measurement extremist" approach. However, such an approach is only of academic interest to SBAF. There are forums out there better suited to this approach. Any discussion taking such an approach at SBAF will be shut down. No, it's not a democracy here. Yup same thing. It's black and white to the extremists. No middle ground. There are people who measure, there are people who listen, and then there are people who measure and listen.