Personally, I'm tickled that Yamaha makes their arrangers so light, compact....and durable.
The sound is excellent, especially with the SA and mega voices, and the OS is a doddle to use.
Remember, these units are made for "home players" first...just because some of us pros like to use them to our advantage (especially as they are so light) for solo gigs, doesn't mean they are "pro".
The advantages of "light and durable" are many, or we would still be using big heavy walkie-talkies instead of tiny and lightweight cell phones.
Computers are lighter and take up less space, but are even more powerful than ever.
Like it or not, lightweight and durable is the future, and woe to those who do not comply.
Alternatives to the Tyros2/S900 fight an uphill battle. In a remarkably broad price range, Yamaha an offers a virtuosity-to-dollar ratio thatís tough to beat.
Some keyboards do other things better: make you feel rich, look fancy, be expensive, etc. but, quite frankly, they aren't even in the same stratosphere.
[This message has been edited by ianmcnll (edited 04-09-2008).]
Yamaha Tyros4, Yamaha MS-60S Powered Monitors(2), Yamaha CS-01, Yamaha TQ-5, Yamaha PSR-S775.