Yes I agree, the room is the most important component, which a lot of people tend to ignore. However slowly the importance of acoustics seems to be picking up, perhaps due to the pandemic, where more time is being spent in inadequate listening rooms perhaps.
Thanks for sharing. The best investment I ever made is treating the room, made a huge difference. Then only i realized all these years I was listening to the 'walls' than the speakers . A must do before upgrading any equipments - As someone said, decent speakers in good rooms sound better than great speakers in terrible rooms.
Possibly. Regardless of why, if the trend is towards paying more attention to room acoustics, that can only advance the quality of sound reproduction in real-life listening rooms. And consequently, enhance listening pleasure.