Thanks essellar - i saw those two "replacements" - i am not thrilled with either as both have that sloped / angled body shape (from the pictures anyway). But it seems i may have no choice than to try one of them...perhaps they will grow on me if i actually use one.
I guess i am more in to straight lines and boxy-ness....
It seems i am doomed to be perpetually sad that my fave mod is gone the way of the Dodo... :-(