Well, my local dealer carries Kuzma arms, and he recommends a Stogi Reference 9" - very good build quality, and more musical than the SME by his accounts.
I can now reveal that I've also just made a deal to purchase an ASR basis exclusive with battery pack phono stage
re: Schroeder, the same reasoning will apply to that arm as to the Reed and Durand...my dealer feels that the arms are far too flexible to be considered good for real use, and it shows in the final SQ. I myself have no experience with the arms, but I have now had 2 dealers independently warn me against using these types of arms.
It will be some time before I upgrade the arm anyways, so more time to think and decide. Still to come are preamp upgrades and some dedicated hi fi furniture (Yamamoto soundcraft).