I just replaced my Time Capsule with the latest AC version. After having it for about a week, I started wondering if I should have given a look at the other high-end wireless routers that are on the market now. I'm not against losing the internal HDD of the TC and using an external for backups. I've read a bunch of reviews on the latest routers, but specifically, I'm wanting to hear from people who have personal experience with the AC Airport Extreme/Time Capsule and wireless routers such as the Netgear R7000, R7500, R8000, the Linksys WRT1900AC, EA8500, etc, and the ASUS RT-AC87U, RT-AC68U, etc. I realize reviews can vary widely based on the test environment and firmware used. I'm looking for some real-world reviews here. Did you find them to provide faster speeds and greater range than the Apple product, or were there stability issues, etc? I have used Apple routers for a while now, but I'm not opposed to switching if there is a significant difference in speed and range. I will probably end up buying a few different models, update them to latest firmware, test in my home, make my decision. That being said, I value your input and knowledge. Environment: 3 Story Townhouse ~2000sq.ft. Router on middle floor. I have a mix of g, n, and ac devices connected. Approx 15 in total. 50Mbps Internet connection. Roughly 30 other wireless networks within range of my iMac. The Time Capsule is currently covering the entire home, but I have some weak spots, and frankly I'm not very impressed with it's AC range. It seems a lot of my AC devices switch back to n pretty easily. Thoughts?