It would be great to have a $2000 receiver but I think its a little pointless unless you have the latest greatest $10k+ home theater system. Most people will be more than happy with a receiver like this one:
Sony STRDE895B Surround Receiver: $227.91 at onecall.com (with 1% pass program discount, sign up on their homepage)… regularly $399.
Digital Cinema Sound with 30 Preset Modes
6 Channel Power Rating – 110W X 6 (8 ohms 1 kHz, THD 0.7%)
2 Component Video Inputs
LCD Preprogrammed Learning Macro Remote Control
Front S-Video – Composite A/V – Optical Inputs