Summary: I purchased the receiver on a day when it was specially priced and for the money it appears to be a real steal. If there is a drawback it's that an instruction booklet (hard copy) doesn't accompany and I'm a guy who needs to read the print. For the most part, the receiver's functions are easy to navigate and my surround system sounds great! Something to note for future buyers, make sure the sub-woofer you buy to accompany has a built in amp.
Summary: We bought this receiver based on a number of recommendations, including some from Amazon. The sound quality is excellent. We upgraded from a Panasonic receiver, and there is almost no comparison -- the Yamaha is significantly better. Also very happy with the network connectivity, you can stream from all sorts of devices, internet radio, pandora, etc. Controlling the receiver using mobile apps or a web browser is also very handy.