I don't think there were any acrylic options at the store I went to. I'm not too worried about it because I'm pretty pleased with how it's playing currently, but I'll probably get one at some point since they don't seem too expensive and it would be easy to change since the platter comes off super easy on this pro-ject player. (as opposed to not coming off at all on my old one)
My decision was based on going to the store and looking up all the models they had online and determining which one was the best and wasn't more than $500. And I'm glad I did because there were some tables there that were about the same price as my new one which I saw some mixed-to-negative reviews for, so I dodged a few potential duds that way I guess.
It came with an Ortofon OM 10 stylus. Seems like a pretty great stylus for one that comes included.