I am ready to purchase the Apollo in the next couple of days and was trying to insure that I haven't over looked a great used player in the $1k range. You are probably right though. I should just buy the Apollo and not look back.
I've had experience with the Planet 2000, and if the Apollo is as good as they say it is (I have not heard it) I wouldn't think twice for around a grand. If you do pick one up, let me know what you think of it.