Agreed 100%, these media work outstandingly in my DW1650, DW1655, and Pio 111D. Rima has been great for YUDEN T02. My MCC004 media comes from Best Buy where I can inspect it before I buy it and make sure it's CMC made. Your burner will do just fine with cheaper media but if you're concerned enough with quality to be asking you want the better media for comparable prices. I have had real crap results with MCC003 and MCC004 made by prodisc. There are a ton of posts on here on how to tell which is which, probably most reliably by the hub code.
If you must go to local stores then look for Verbatim 16x +R with the "squared" section in the center of the top of the box, i.e. a cylinder, not a "cut off cone" if you will. Open the container and check the hub center code does not have a "+" in it and the first four characters are letters like "PAPA". Those are the CMC made ones, the ones you want.
I can't speak personally about -R, I have always just used +R (wobble phase encoding of ATIP, etc), but I understand that BenQ not working as well with -R is just true for much older drives.
Anything I absolutely must have a dependable archive of I write to both MCC and TY media and store properly. If one dye degrades hopefully the other won't. Time will tell.