the AT150 is my favorite mm.
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If you still have the old 150MLX, you could get a stylus replacement from lpgear.com for $179.95. Maybe that would help your decision.
Also, if you liked your AT 440MLa, you should REALLY like the 150MLX. Reviews I've read say the 150MLX with its aluminum body is more linear, detailed, and devoid of the plastic-y resonance of the 440.
I have both the AT150 and the Ortofon 2M Blue ... each aligned with MintLp Best Tractor on separate head shells for easier comparison. Not exactly true A/B, but easy to tell the AT150 is clearly superior ... top to bottom. What you give up in slightly better output with the 2M, is more than offset in resolution and refinement with AT150.