Actually, I can answer just this part :bigsmile: (as I never tried these hardcoat Verbs, I only have used the TDK).
Yes, MCC 02RG20 has good reflectivity, and in my experience is one of the best discs for compatibility with players (only rivaled by Ritek G04/G05 in this area - but no need to say that these Ritek discs are to be avoided like the plague for other reasons... :bigsmile: LOL). They have been my favorite discs for very long, despite less "pretty" scans they are just as good as the 8X +R Yudens in my book. And rock stable.
Now if their technology for scratchproof is similar to TDK's (I have no idea, though), be prepared for very ugly homemade scans! :bigsmile: - something in the coating of the TDKs upsets the PIE/PIF reporting of end-user drives. Actual readability is not affected in the least.
According to Dakhaas, the PIE/PIF reporting of end-user drives with these discs is in contradiction with what the professional analaysers say about these discs (I know that for you, this won't come as such big a surprise.. )