I generally like to encourage actives due to their blatant advantages across the forum but I think actives are overall a bad thing!

I left home and moved to London to start a new job and before I went I made some 3" fullrangers and a little 8" sub all actively crossed. I have only listened to those and my headphones which are very good boes in ears. I went home this weekend and decided to have a quick listen to my old passives which I left behind which I once loved listening to - they now sound awful there is so much audible distortion. The PMCs at work also suffer from this and now I just can't listen to any passive system they just sound awful!

So my advise is to go active if you dare but you won't be able to go back!