I am not an audiophile by any stretch of the word. Not even close. In fact, I don't hear the difference between bluetooth and wired in most things. And even I hate all the presets that come configured on the car. It seems each one of them fits a different type of song.
I'm not an audiophile (yet) but I can't stand bad quality or speakers. I agree with you on the Meridian vs Stereo. I like many songs with Stereo and some with Meridian. The only thing I miss with Stereo is me not sitting in the center or the sweet spot but I adjust the Right/ Left a little to balance it.