I was hoping so, I'd be interested in your take on a PV-M480 (by peavey, should be plenty in pawn shops), I picked one up cheap and have been really impressed with it, though I use it for studio vocals and acoustic guitar so our mileage may vary. It's kind of a diamond in the rough, I guess. Doesn't compete with good tube mics, but => cheap tube mikes.Mostly condenser mics. I do have a sm57 that I hardly ever use and a piezo contact mic that I use a lot to make cool sounds.
Polar pattern matters more to me and over all quality and durability.