Come on, Mick, you don't live with either... you live with both!!!
But on the "boxy" front, while I would agree they sound very open when set up right and with the right equipment, you really have to be in the sweet spot to get that experience. Since they run up pretty high in frequency with their main 10" driver, they do beam in upper midrange and lower treble frequencies. So, they can sound "boxy" when listening off-axis.
Yet, for $1K, you get a very nice natural hickory finish and a speaker that can really crank as well as play soft and sweet at low volumes too. An awesome package for the price, and worth waiting for, IMO. And I strongly recommend the capacitor upgrade - whatever level your budget can allow. The better the caps, the more refined the DW's become.