I don’t like waiting for hypothetic burners when I see burners that performs good and appeal to me. In an always changing economic world, companies/brands are not what they used to be, and the quality can go from great to disappoiting in very little time.
So I choose to buy what looks good to me, and if I’m satisfied I even buy a second unit as backup. I do the same with pairs of shoes. - you never know what will be actually available in the future and if it will fulfill your needs…
So I have two Benq 1650 (my favorite DVDR burner and CD scanner as yet), two NEC 3540 (my favorite CD/DVD ripper and DVD scanner as yet), two NEC 4550 (my favorite CD burner, DVDRW burner and drive for DVD transfer rate tests as yet) and maybe I’ll end up with a second LG H22N if the drive consistently burns my MCC004 and YUDEN000T03 @18X with great quality. LOL
That’s also why I have a huge stack of blanks that I can trust, instead of waiting for hypothetic new great media…
There is a saying for that in French, [I]un bon “tiens” vaut mieux que deux “tu l’auras”[/I], which means: one good “you can have it right now” is better than two “you can have it tomorrow”.
You can spend a life waiting for “the next thing”, as there will always be a new “next thing” lurking. I try to live in the now.
Now THAT was off-topic