I've used this synth extensively for interesting sounds, and its editing possibilities are very extensive. Its D-beam is an interesting feature and have use it in lve use quite a bit, while linked to arpeggios and filter cutoff and resonance. The synth is surprisingly lightweight and very portable. I think it is a very good synth for a beginner, or those interested at getting into synthesis for the first time. I do also have the Juno-106 and I did have a Juno G, both are brilliant synths in there own rights, and ind of now wish I kept the G and got rid of the D, but I needed the money so the G had to go!