Thinnes vs speakers? I think we're selling technology short by having to choose. Innovation and technology should merge/blend the two factors together. Take Kicker for example, people said round speakers make for even bass but look at their solobaric lines. Take JL, people said thin subs wouldn't allow for low hitting rich bass, but they came out with the tw5 technology that makes it rock in tight spaces.
So there you have it, HP should do more than just confine themselves to what is perceived as barriers/limits by us. After all they're a tech company, their goal as with other tech companies is for advancement and innovation to make our wildest dreams a reality.