I can already tell you after a few hours of test... that I do consider Technics gears as less professional than Pioneer's
They're cool (the rotating platter feeling...)... but Pios are better... much more customizable... much more precise in the way you mix records... just better...
For scratching my hands (that's their choice
) prefers the feeling I'm getting from Pionneer's... Once you've set the brake&start up speed correctly... there's no issue at all... (moreover you should consider the fact that I'm setting up those speeds differently depending on where the gear is (right or left side) as I'm not holding the jog in the same way with my hands) (in that way I'm just feeling more comfortable)
I know that's hardly objective... but this is just the feeling I've got...
Last thing... when you touch the Technics while it's playing... you can feel the vibration due to the high speed rotating CD player... on the Pio side nothing... they're just great
I was a bit anxious when I did bring the gears back at home (you know... the "did I make the good choice" issue...)
Right now, I can sleep happy, according to what I can see at home, I did make the RIGHT one... (and... last but not least that feeling issue CANNOT be fixed by an firmware update!)