One of the reasons I'm so grateful for this board is because I wanted it when it first came out. Are the pianos on par with new stuff, no. I love the synths though. My only gripe is it's a pain to move weighting in over 60 lbs!
I bought this used for under $1,000!!! Currently you can't buy a board for that cheap that comes with aftertouch, can be programmed, and be used as master controller. Keyboards with sounds, aftertouch, and weighted keys start around $2,500 new or $1,500 used. Since I actually play out having a board with sounds is important when others might want to play. All musicians do not play friendly with computers; even if they are configured correctly. Probably will get at a 61 key if the price drops on a used board.