Well, let's have an argument about what's 'modest' and why it doesn't matter giving this amount away just because we can afford to. I'll post my paypal address... y'all can give me 'modest' amounts of money until you're done realising the only thing you'd be getting back from me is laughter (all the way to my bank...)
hifilover - have a look at the spec sheets*, see what you think of the aesthetics, see if you can hear a difference (good luck with that) and then make a rational decision accordingly. Buying stuff isn't rocket science. Unless you want to put something into orbit, anyway...
*a very cursory google suggested that the 2000 components include balanced inputs and outputs. That might be handy? Or probably not... but it's the sort of thing that differs.
Well the thing is I've only heard the 1000 models with two different speaker brands neither of which I'm going to be using and there aren't any dealers near me who stock the 2000 models . I've seen the 2000s for a very good price online so was going to take the plunge and go for them but was hoping to get some info from yamaha owners.