I just switched my Ortofon 2m Bronze to a Shure m97xe w/ stock stylus. Why am I enjoying this cartridge more than the Ortofon that costs 6 times as much as the Shure? The Bronze was having problems tracking inner grooves sometimes. In the middle of some records, it just sounded thin. I have meticulously set up the cart too, checking VTA, using a mint protractor, etc. I haven't even broken in the Shure and it tracks nicely with most records - even some thin RCA pressings of Lou Reed. True, there are areas where the Bronze surpasses the Shure. Sometimes the Bronze sounds more evenly balanced and shines in other areas that the Shure does not. However, it's allowing me to just enjoy the music more. It's a warm cart to me, but tracks inner tracks really well. Also, someone suggested that my Ortofon was defected possibly. Could this be true and does Ortofon provide replacements? I plan on keeping the Bronze for the future or to possibly add on a Black stylus. It's not a terrible cart, but I think it gets a lot of hype, and it didn't do it for me.