That's a tough choice!
The dust cover for the 2 is included, but it's broken so doesn't look that good anymore.
I've read some mixed opinions on Rega Elys cartridge - maybe if set up right it won't be that bad?
Anyway, if I go for the Planar 3, what cartridge should I be looking for? According to the opinions, Ortofon 2m Red would be a good choice, but I'm pretty sure there's some VTA adjustments involved and it scares me