Pretty much, Transmission line towers give excellent bass. The center is pretty great for movies, it added resolution for sure. I probably could have put the money on an awesome knife though and still been happy.
Those look really nice and from what I saw on Audiogon reviews, they seem like a real bargain. I got my Dali's used for less than half of what they cost today. Otherwise, I would have been looking at something like your speakers, mid sized Totem floorstanders or the old reliable Vandersteens.