I'm finally getting one too! After years of recording CD-Rs at 4X (and CD-RWs at 2X) on my YAMAHA CDRW4260, it is no more and I want a DVD recorder to replace it!
Now, research tells me that a DVD-RAM drive is right for me, but getting hold of a fairly recent, decently priced, non-bastardised model (i.e., one that reads/writes DVD-RAM cartridges) seems to be impossible, at least where I'm from. The SW-9572-CPN comes closest to what I want, but I can't find it anywhere in Europe (and VAT/customs will probably make importing from outside the Union prohibitively expensive). It's the OEM version of the LF-M621 which appears to be discontinued.
Has anyone spotted one of these drives in Europe? Or perhaps one with similar specifications? Also, where can I get DVD-RAM media cheaply?