Maggie owners opinions wanted

Hi all. I have a pair of MG 111s. The previous owner did some crossover tweaks to supposedly make them comparable to 111as. Long story short, one bass panel stopped working but I continued using it anyway. After about a year it finally damaged the amp. So what I'm wondering...should I send them back to Magnepan for the rebuild...somewhere between $700 and $1000, or should I go for a pair of 3.6s? I guess it comes down much of an improvement would the 3.6s be overs the 111s. Opinions, please! Thanks.
If you can get up the extra coin, the 3.7's are far superior to the 3.6's, first panel speaker I could listen to for long.
Tmsorok...that's not gonna happen. LOL

Frogman....I agree with your assessment on the IIIs. I guess I will sit tight for a bit and if a good deal on 3.6s (or even IIIas) doesn't pop up, send mine in to Magnepan. Thanks for the input.
I've decided to tear into my IIIs and see what I can do...not really losing anything at this point. I've been watching ads here and on the auction site. There have been several times I would have pulled the trigger, but no one wants to ship. Seems ridiculous to advertise on a national site and refuse to ship. Obviously these people aren't all that interested in selling. Might save me quite a few dollars though! LOL
Secretguy, everyone who's done it will tell you that repairs aren't that difficult. Just a bit time consuming. But they provide directions. Basically, all you're doing if you repair a panel is removing the old wire and adhesive with acetone, then putting a new wire down with spray adhesive and putting another adhesive on top of it. Then soldering the new wire to the connections. There's lots of help available from people who have done it.
Why not run a Wanted Ad specifying that you're willing to pick-up within X number of miles from your home.