OL Taper discontinued vs. OL Silver ?

can anyone compare between the two ?
i just ordered the OL Silver but still can change it to the Taper arm (which was discontinued when the Encounter was introduced, it retailed for 1500 but now its only 100 or so more than the silver tonearm.
any opinions here?
well , i decided to go with the Taper, and its on the way here.
Cool. When in doubt, spend more.