The basement in my house is another complete living level... almost fully above ground, and finished to the same level as the upstairs... or at least it was. I have practically gutted the entire level, and am currently deciding on ceilings. Previously, they were all drywalled with a textured plaster layer, but my wife hates that look (I could care less, but does it matter?). Since it was drywall before, the plumbing and wiring is all nicely tucked under the furring strips, so that's not an issue. I would like access to the wires and pipes in case of an emergency or upstairs remodel, so a drop ceiling is an option, but we both hate the look of the typical drop ceiling... too commercial looking. Replacing the drywall is also an option, but all of the mudding and sanding over your head is enough to drive a man insane... and to make matters worse, she won't let me texture it to hide the imperfections that will inevitably occur. Therefore, as I see it, I am left with three options: 1. Wood planks - expensive, expensive, expensive... did I mention expensive? 2. Wood panel - As bad as drywall when it comes to having to/wanting to gain access to pipes and wires down the road 3. Acoustic tile - these 12x12 tiles staple right to furring strips with hidden nailing flanges... see here: Armstrong Ceiling Tiles #3 is currently the leader, but I'm open to ideas/comments/suggestions... anyone ever use this stuff or an alternative?