Looking at, for instance EBUYER (UK)
There are Samsung SH223 (and different letters after)
LG, Sony/Optiarc, Liteon.
A good scanning drive would be nice.
Lightscribe? - not sure I could be bothered paying the extra for LS media.
Quite taken with the labeltag "toy" feaure of the Liteon iHAS524, but not marked it as an essential, but a nice little bonus feature.
Got a decent Cdfreaks review, but didn't do so well in Cdrinfo's tests.
On the other hand, I recall some comment that the Samsung may be the best reader.
Also, don't need blu-ray, not at current prices!