I dunno about you but I think most of my music sounds good. Its not like Im in pain at how much bass there is and just wish I could tone it back. I research beforehand what to buy and what Ill like, test run it if possible and decide from that. There was a funny thing that happened once, and Im not one to advocate for anecdotes but what the hell. My friend who is a local shop owner of equipment went with me to one of my friends places to check out what he could use for an upgrade in his system. We got there and sat down to listen while he went and got some coffee. Once he got back he joined us and realized that things sounded different. He asked something like "What happened, it sounds better than usual, did you switch something in for me to test listen to?" The funny thing is that all we had done was to turn back all the dials to 0 as they were way too dialed up for us. Thought it seemed relevant, especially with your OCFA term. Im not saying its a horrible feature, Im just working under different philosophies here, as you said. I like most of my music and I want to be able to judge the records quality as it sounds through my equipment with the least amount of coloring. Maybe Id use dials more if I had them, but right now I dont see it as very necessary for me.