If any US folk want a bit of UK perspective - http://www.soundonsound.com is worth a look. A well respected magazine that has been going for years and most people over here trust their reviews - especially the ones carried out by Hugh Robjohns. I've been reading through all the MXL mics they've reviewed since around 2000, and they're pretty positive. Has anyone tried the Neumann BCM705 dynamic - it's around £500 here, but I've not heard one. I assume it's their pickup on the SM7 style mic?