theinkd, I see your point. I've had a Rega p1 for over 3 years and for the past year I've had my MP110 on it, and it's the best in all respects of my Ortofons and Shures > no issues with tracking, IGD, etc. Haven't tried my denon DL110 on it yet. It is a pain to change the cart on the Rega so I bought a used 1200MKII which allows me to change carts "on the fly" as you said. However, I do like the musicality of the Rega more so than the 1200. By the way, I've not put any shims on the Rega to raise up the arm. By using a 3 by 5 lined no matter what I put on it index card my arm is very much in the level position.