Everyone has its preferences - you have yours, I have mine. Guys, come down from your high horse, like you have to total, objective truth on your hands.
I mentioned that without knowing that you had a smiley face, I had nothing to attenuate (aka change the volume) of your preset, and thus it sounded poor and overpowering in the mids at my normal volume. That is an objective statement. My preference is subjective, yes, but my observation is completely objective. My comments have been aimed at attempting to help. Knowing that you have a smiley post-Stereo Tool and are tuning the sound to that is actually extremely important, given what I'm referencing below. See the bolded and underlined area.
The following is text from a white paper written by DTS, Inc., the creator of several industry-standard audio formats, which have been used in theaters for many films (Avatar, Fast Five, The Dark Knight, Titanic, Star Trek, The Matrix, Tron: Legacy, Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars films, and many others) and home theater systems.
http://wwcommunications.com/portfolio/w ... nhance.pdf
Quoting from that white paper, pg. 1 (3rd page of the PDF):
The simple Smiley Face EQ adjustment is successful, to a limited degree, when the volume level is fixed. This is because it boosts frequencies in a manner that roughly compensates for the listener's ability to hear different frequencies, as described by the standard Equal Loudness Contours (see Fletcher-Munson or Robinson-Dadson).
Today, many listeners continue to rely on some form of Smiley Face EQ setting. Some engineers have even used it as a basis for audio mixing during recording sessions. However, any adjustment to volume invalidates these EQ settings. For this imprecise compensation to remain relevant, the Smiley face EQ would need to be re-tuned each time the volume is changed. If not, the audio is likely to become overwhelming at higher listening levels and underwhelming at lower levels. This limits the effective range in which consumer electronics products sound their best.
The white paper continues on discussing about encoding issues that cannot be handled by a standard smiley face, and describes their smarter smiley - dynamic changes rather than a fixed, static setting.
I dont complain around about your presets, because I tolerate yours, so if you dont like mine: Get over it already, nothing more to see here for you.
Again, I've made comments that were objective, and those comments / opinions are backed by supporting literature from industry leaders in sound processing. Do I feel that makes me "better than you"? No. I offered my comments because I had a desire to help. For all the complaining you do about not being tolerant, you are very intolerant of helpful advice.