Why do people make such a fuss over "DJ features" on the Technics SL-1210GR (and others)? So, you'll not consider one of the Technics decks because of the DJ features?! Don't use 'em if you don't need 'em. I don't think I've ever NEEDED to use pitch control - I only fiddled with it to see if it worked. I only care about what sounds good and what is easy to use. Looks comes a distant third (if at all), and superfluous features? As long as they don't interfere with sound, I don't care. The main reasons I picked a Technics was because they are easy to set up and the detachable headshell. If a Rega had a detachable headshell, I would have considered one of them, too.