I always felt that the cheaper Roland arrangers still retained a few of the qualities that made the overpriced E and G models sound pretty good.
Many years a go, I used a Roland E-5 along with my Yamaha CLP-300, which had a nice flat top for stacking.
The styles were decent for the time, although, since then, Yamaha has really surpassed Roland in that category.
Let's hope that Roland does a serious revamp of it's accompaniment/style section on the next E and G series...that's if the latter ever sees the light of day.
Competition always improves the breed.
Yamaha Tyros4, Yamaha MS-60S Powered Monitors(2), Yamaha CS-01, Yamaha TQ-5, Yamaha PSR-S775.