JurgyMan - It looks like you put a lot of thought, time, and money into a better sounding system. I really never wanted to change the stock head unit and CD player just because it fits so nice. BUT, if I have to in order to really complete the project I might. We'll see.
All I know is that I WILL replace all the factory speakers and add a rear sub, maybe two 10's. I want loud, tight bass, not boomy.
HIHO - Everyone knows what they like and don't like. Let it be.
I want better sound, that's all.