My CD3.1 was on the fritz, the laser would not track as good and the spindle (cheap plastic piece of ...) could be moved over the axle thus blowing the setup. It was time to get a new transport. A replacement soon popped up, the MicroMega F1. I have always been attracted to the plexiglass topped players as they were the first decent players I heard when starting out with the audio bug. Maybe nostalgia...
And what do you do when you get some new gear? Just like a new car, look under the hood at the engine. The inside reveals back to the beginning style electronics and PCB's, haven't seen this in quite a while. The newer MicroMegas look more sophisticated and thought out (in a commercial sense) with it's double layered, silk-screened PCB.