I've found my pthalocyanine-dye Ritek discs have held up quite well, even looking at those from late 1999 through 2000. I'm not sure if you meant "Ritek" (which are good) or "Ridisc" (which is a European brand which used to be Ritek, but Ritek has since dropped them -- see this post).
I'll recommend Ritek CD-Rs, but I'd stick with their own Ridata brand to be sure of high-quality discs. I've had good experiences with CompUSA-branded Ritek discs (which they don't make anymore; newer CompUSA discs are from a crappier manufacturer, IIRC), TDK-branded Ritek discs, and Samsung-branded Ritek discs. However, I probably wouldn't choose TDK after the TY rot issue, and some of the worst discs I've ever used have been cyanine-type CMC-manufactured Samsung discs. My Memorex-branded Ritek discs have not been as good as some of the others. I'm currently using Ridata branded 48x CD-Rs purchased from newegg.com, and I have another spindle of 50 Ridata unbranded matte 48x discs that I got free after rebate from Radio Shack. I go through CD-Rs very slowly these days, however, so I won't need to buy any more CD-Rs for quite a while.
All of my CD-Rs burned in 1997-1998 that were made with real gold are still readable. Of course, some of those were purchased when there was a global CD-R shortage and I remember paying $6 or $7 for a single blank in a jewel case. Things in the CD-R world have certainly changed since then.
Jucius_Maximus, do they still make Mitsui Gold discs? I thought they didn't anymore. The only gold/gold discs I can find are these.