At the risk of sounding like a sexist pig (oink, oink) I would like to point out that my wife, like most women, don't appreciate the subtle advantages of 7.1 surround sound home theater. As guys, we know there is no better feeling than the sub-woofer blowing your hair back while watching a NASCAR race, or feeling the cannons thunder watching Gettysburg.
My wife looks at me hooking these components together like a research scientist looks at a caged primate trying to put a round peg in a square hole. She shakes her head and goes about her business confident in the fact that men are idiots and she married their king.
She may be right.