Thanks for posting the link, but did you check my post? I posted that link already. You might have missed it.
I wouldn't go by one review. How if cdrinfo got a bad or not final drive. A new firmware came out that they didn't get to test. I would wait to reserve judgement on the drive when we see some more reviews.
Did you see the review comparing the 3500 to the 108d that I posted a link too? The Pioneer didn't do too bad. I'm sure it will keep getting better with new firmware releases.
For some reason, I feel that the reviewer plays flavor over the Pioneer.... I mean, when it is close (say one has better time, one has better burn etc), he would choose the Pioneer.
Well, why not get both then?