I'd join that thread. [actually, I'm living a little through you vicariously, as you're kind of on the same search I am at the moment]I'll probably start a new thread entitled: "So how many wasted heads do you have laying around?"
I use gaff tape all the time. I like that thing that that guy Jared[?] does....a single square of toilet paper folded until it's about 1"x1", centered under a strip of gaff tape. It's like adding a 1/4 slice of moongel. It gives the ring a more controlled fade out so it's not the last thing you hear. Works great for me live and in the studio. Way cheaper than moongels, even though I have an emergency set.