What a sad state of affairs. Michie's just shown me your original message. Only three months ago we ditched our Panasonic keyboard and purchased (second-hand) a KN6000 from an old friend. We like it a lot and thought we would get, say, about 2 to 3 years use and then look for a second-hand KN7000. However, if what you've heard is true it must also mean that they'll be little if no technical support availible from Technics/Panasonic. Whoever reads this, take a piece of advice. If you do anything, at least subscribe to a user group such as this forum or to Techplus where, at least, you know you can get some form of assistance. I have only got one question. Why, when keyboard sales seem to be on the increase is such a marketing ploy being used? Are we being duped?