Sometimes I think I may be trying to re-invent the wheel, forgetting that it will still be round!
I have a virtual pipe organ, with the speakers sitting on either of me as I play. They also double as our stereo speakers, so they point out to the room instead of at me, hence my desire for more omni-directional. Point source is of less importance here than to others, but fidelity is crucial. Almost everybody that has a rig like mine uses self powered near field monitors, almost always Behringer 2031s with a sub or 2. Some use as many as 40 front speakers, plus midfield and rear for surround! I can't afford all that, but I do want good sound, so I appreciate the input.