Umm, no, not everyone loves their Lite-On DVD burner.
My Lite-On LDW-811S is the worst POS of a DVD burner (or even type or burner for that matter) that I've ever owned.
My personal recommendation is do not buy the LDW-401S, LDW-411S, LDW-451S, LDW-811S, LDW-851S. The experience friends of mine have had with all these drives, is very poor indeed.
The only thing it is any good for now is Kprobe scans.
If you were to buy a Lite-On burner, you shouldn't get anything other than the 812S, since it seems to be a fairly decent burner, but certainly not #1 in write quality.
And there are alot of better & cheaper burners than Plextors range.
But my Recommendation is the NEC ND-2500A. It's one of, if not the best quality writer out there. I love this drive.