Don't know what happened to the revised poll. Vroom probably got busy in real life and its been postponed slightly. Though he posted a list of drives to be included just yesterday.
Plextor was highly rated many years ago, but quit making their own drives, and have been overcharging for rebadged drives from other manufacturers for a long time now. Virtually no one recommends their rebadged drives around here.
I'm not a Lite-on fan, so I won't even attempt to advise you about them. Things have gotten complicated with chipsets and brands, since the manufacturers have started playing mix and match with different types. The newest Optiarcs (7280s) are using a Renesas chipset. :eek:
Personally, I'd splurge and get the LG blu ray burner from Newegg if I were to buy another optical drive (doubtful). It has been reported to be a very good writer for dvds as well as blu ray.
As for editing posts, you have a limited window to do so. 30 minutes or so I believe.