if you want one that just works and would be your workhorse, stock class phantom would be your best bet. none of your mentioned choices had decades to iron out the kinks.
but judging by your mentioned choices you are more interested in a status symbol, in which case you really should just get whichever appeals to you.
i've got the retro and tried a phantom, for some reason i can't get used to the over-barrel pump of the phantom. it just feels awkward, but that's just personal preference. you've used it yourself and are considering another so it probably isn't an issue for you.
Last edited by heinous; 11-30-2012 at 12:34 PM.