That is my impression too. On orchestral music reflections can be heavenly. But on some rock/pop music it can get excessive if the room is too live. So a balance is needed.
But I may be a weird case. Before I had the Revels I owned MBLs. These were superficially the most impressive speakers I ever had. At the occasional party we would throw, I'd put music on in the media room and invariably I'd come around to find a few people sitting in the room absolutely mesmerized. They'd never heard audio like that and loved it. I loved it too - for a while. And for some kind of material - oh, say, some unchallenging Joe Sample jazz fusion - I'd still take it.
But after a while I got more and more disillusioned with a system that made every recording sound like MBL + Scott's room. That's when I went to a full Revel system - which was better, but still not fully satisfying for me. In some ways I still yearned for the sound that I got from my first real "high end" system in college, used Acoustat 3s driven by a Hafler DH250 kit I built (it was jointly financed by multiple roommates, I wasn't born with a silver spoon And so when I saw Robert E Greene's review of the Sanders 10E in TAS, I decided to go for it, knowing there's a 30 day money back. Done. These work for me, in spades, for 1 year+ now. The only thing I can imagine changing my direction is the advent of really good synthetic surround (QLS, you might have saved us had you only been born
But at the recent New Years day party my wife likes to throw, I didn't even bother to put on music in the media room - just had Roon send it to the living room Sonos. I knew nobody would be impressed with the way the Sanders sound on first impression. Or maybe the 100th impression, for a lot of folks. So I know my preferences are not those of most people. But having surveyed all of the literature, and tried a number the various options for myself, I'm at least confident that I prefer what I prefer.
Digression on Robert E Greene: he's a complete outlier on the TAS staff, an opinionated reviewer with an almost purely objective bent. He will allow that DACs or amps might sound very subtly different, but focuses on speakers, room, DSP or EQ, and especially recordings as the overwhelming factors. He's a math professor, and thus quite analytical about the differences in speakers, components, mic techniques, etc. He has a Yahoo Groups forum (yeah, I know!) called "regsaudioforum" that is worth joining if you want an interesting and opinionated perspective on audio recording and reproduction.