Sailor, what are you using for a phono stage ? I'm assuming that it is built into your preamp or receiver. If so, you will probably need some type of "higher output" cartridge like a moving magnet type.
"For the record", most Shure's and lower priced Grado's tend to sound somewhat "warm" and rolled off on top, even to the point of being "dull" or "drab" sounding in some systems. If you have a somewhat bright system, this may be exactly what you're looking for. If you need a something that is a little "hotter" on top or more open sounding, you might try an Audio Technica. Some of the older and less expensive Ortofon MM cartridges seemed to strike a nice balance between the two of these extremes. Remember, this is all MY personal opinion and others might not agree. Such is audio and life in general : )
As to recommendations, i would go with the "Hoosiers" at Garage-A-Records LONG before i would the Needle Doctor. Much more personal and down to earth without the massive overhead or price mark-ups.
Something else that you might consider is to look for a good used cartridge and then buy a replacement stylus for it. A good source for these would be www.canadianastatic.com They have MANY "replacement needles" available at KILLER prices. As a case in point, whereas Jerry Raskin wanted $80 for one piece, Astatic wanted $20 for the IDENTICAL item. Even with the SLIGHTLY higher shipping costs from Canada, this one was a "no brainer". Most of their stock are OEM pieces with some being made overseas to identical or near identical specs. Either way, they offer a money back guarantee.
Please keep in mind that you will need some type of record cleaning system to get anywhere near the performance that vinyl is capable of. I hope this helps and good luck... Sean