Here's a thought for you.

At our Keyboard Club we have owners of Casio, Yamaha and of course Technics. During the past three years keyboards from Casio and Yamaha are noticeably becoming more and more like Technics keyboards with the latest having almost identical design, layout etc. Are other manufacturers just following Technics lead or,in view of the fact that Technics instruments can now handle many more manufacturers software/disks
is a merge likely? Makes you think doesn't it?