I'm still using and loving the Croft, and all the other parts of the system I posted about in May. I have an unused SAE cartridge, the same body, but with a hyper elliptical stylus. I'll install it when the one I'm using is done (and send the worn one for retipping). I keep wondering what a belt or idler drive table might sound like, but am very content and happy where things are.
Do check out the band, R+R= NOW. They play exilerating jazz, with finger on the pulse newness, and deep immersion in jazz history, in the same moment.