..... but God does love a trier - I hope!
god doesn't care one way or the other, but i bet your preacher does.
it depends what you put into whatever it is that matters.
its for you in the end, and only you. you are responsible to yourself.
some or most of the budget stuff being sold will not last 10 years, so scour local ads and craigs list for what you can afford.
this is not keeping up with the Jones' or the grass is always greener crap.....
you want to listen to music and enjoy it.
what matters is the quality of the component and with what it is used in combination.
some speakers do not sound very good with certain amps, and the cable used can also be a factor.
the only way to know if the components are a good match to each other is to try it.
you may not like how an amplifier sounds for one reason or another, so you buy another and see if it makes a better combination for your system.
this is far far away from plug and play like computer speakers or TV and DVD player.
everyone would like to be in the ideal situation your have in your head,
it just has nothing to do with reality and how you put a system together.
its like the god stuff,
it would be nice but it aint so.