Timb - if you want some lightly-used Polk RTi6 speakers in cherry wood - 8 mo. old, no marks, with original boxes. Yours for $230 including insured shipping to the "lower 48" US states. I can post pics if you want.
I'm running Mites on 2 different systems. I think they're great. $575 Cdn is sweet if you can swing it for wood finish. On one system I added a PSB Sub 5i. It only kicks in below 70Hz but it adds a little something when it does. Not really necessary. Can't comment on the others. Good Luck.
theres no comparison with the speakers you listed, totem rocks them all. i was in the same situation you were in a couple months ago. i wanted to get mission, i was totally set on getting them, until i heard totems. WoW, they blew away the missions. they are smaller but man there awesome. trust me with the ones you listed, totems will rock on them. im not an audiophile guy but i could totally tell the difference between totems and others