In my burgeoning studio I had an Elektron Monomachine, Elektron Machinedrum, and a MicroKorg. So I decided I needed a good analog poly synth. I did my research and saved up my pennies for the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 and I am glad I did. This is another synth I consider to be a bread 'n butter synth. It's not too revolutionary, but what it does is fantastic. It sounds great without too much work, and has great modulation capabilities.
Until the OB-6 came out, this synth could come close to sounding like an Oberheim (kinda). A bit of menu diving but still can sound design by turning knobs. Modulation you need to do some menu diving. This thang is awesome too!