Here's the result for Dec. 12, 2004 poll which lasted just a week.
View Poll Results: Which 16x DVD writer do you recommend?
HLDS GSA-4163B 11 12.22%
NEC ND-3520A 24 26.67%
Philips-BenQ DW1620A Pro 45 50.00%
Pioneer DVR-A08 7 7.78%
SONY/Lite-On SOHW-1653S (or SOHW-1633S) 11 12.22%
TSST SD-R5372 1 1.11%
Plextor PX-716A 4 4.44%
Something other than the ones listed (mention it on a reply) 4 4.44%
I haven't decided yet. 4 4.44%
Only 90 votes as opposed to hundreds to thousands that participated in the polls on other places (like CDFreaks mainpage.)
When you go to a poll, you do not see someone crying "candidate A is the right choice" unless you live in countries like North Korea. So refrain from discussing whether what you like most or what you hate most should be chosen or not by others. This thread is another "poll-only" purpose thread. The list should be updated a little.
Philips-BenQ DW1620 (Pro)
TSST SD-R5372 (TS-H552A)
TSST TS-H552B or TS-H552U
Something other than the ones listed (mention it on a reply)
I haven't decided yet.
I included ND-3500A again because many people believe ND-3500A is better than ND-3520A. Also PX-712(S)A because many people believe 712 family is better than 716 family.