Sure. For instance back in the day, a receiver was just one component sitting in a rack of equipment, maybe with a tube TV on top. Now there's no rack, so where do you put a full-size receiver? To answer that question you have to get in a mindset of "I don't want an ugly retro-not-in-a-good-way stereo rack AT ALL." And maybe just wanting less clutter and less stuff.Something I see a lot is people asking about half-width components or all in one units as they 'Don't have the space.' I mean, seriously?