Thanks for all the replies
I've also foud the very informative thread with Zevia's review of the drive, it seems the 3540 is definitly what I'm looking for.
Of course I had already consulted Jan70's review at CDFreaks which confirmed the superior burning quality of the 3540 (from the scans I've seen it's totally on par with my Pioneer 109, and it's more compatible) but it didn't tell much about its real-world scanning abilities.
Outstanding burning quality + 16x scanning with reasonably accurate results, WOW.
Too bad it doesn't report jitter...
I'm ordering one today