Just as a heads up... I sort of "stumbled" onto Bengals as a breed. I have shared a house with four now, two of which are still tenants.
all of my life my mom and family has had cats.. we've known a lot of mixed breed kitties, rescues, fosters, kittens..
I have to say, I bought Kahn for my family because we'd just lost an aunt, and one of our two cats... and I did it as a surprise for the family. Boy, let me tell you, it was a SURPRISE!!!! So, I paid for the cat secretely, and the day he was paid for, I convinced my nephew to drive down with me, we picked him up, took him to my sister's office, showed her.. suprised everyone and then we got him home and the surprises really began.
I have never, in all the cats I have known, known any cat like a Bengal. The Tonk and the Mau, of course, have their own personalities and they're not like mixed kitties either. I think the pure breeds in the house are exceptional, and just completely different then my little domestic. If you read the "blurb" on most breeders sites.. they're not exaggerating. They're little lunatics. Bless their hearts, they are. My Bengals run 80 percent of the time I'm home, most of that time, Joyeux is complaining about something, and when she's not running, the complaining gets more insistent. She actually talks more than the Tonk.
Anyway, I'm not trying to dissuade you, but if a quiet, placid laid back housecat is what you're looking for, Bengals are definitely not it. They're really intense, which personally, I love (qualifier to that statement, I will add MOST OF THE TIME). There are, upon occasion, times when I think... what was I thinking when I got a Bengal....???? Of course, those moments don't last long, never any more than as long as whatever mood one of them is in lasts, when they're being particularly onerous.
Of course, when you find your jewelry stashed somewhere, or when you find it dropped into the toilet (keep your lids down) or their water bowl, or come home to find that indeed, today has been water sport day, and it's all over the kitchen because they DUG it out of their water fountain, or tossed all their food all over the kitchen because they didn't want that particular piece...or thirty pieces..
Yes, they're definitely characters, and they're gorgeous, but definitely have one for a while and see what you think, and be prepared, because you'll probably need a second one to balance out the first. That's why we got a second Bengal... he just tormented the domestic and the Mau so much we had to get one to offset his energy.