I still own a Clearaudio Maestro V2 & Ortofon 2M Black for MM, and an Ortofon Kontrapunkt B MC cart. Love all three of them, but just was curious to all the hype behind the Hana. Basically most reviewers are spot on, it's fantastic and will be staying put for the time being.
As far as phono stages go - I have owned a few standalone units from PS Audio, iFi, and Parasound, and have owned/auditioned numerous integrated amps with built-in phono stages. None have been very bad, but I like every aspect of the PH-10 more than anything else I've tried. I haven't spent more than $2k on a phono stage though, so I know there are many other great choices out there. That being said, I have no itch to upgrade on that front.