Lol, both are true, you need to be ready and you will also have a lot of fun with that breed. A memory of mine was a birthday, where my cake was sitting on the counter, pushed all the way back. He still managed to lick off half the icing. lol.
What I'm really getting at is a question of comparative value. After listening to a great many speakers at audio shops and big shows, costing far more, the Epics still stand tall an hold their own in comparison.