Well, I bit the bullet and took Sam's Club up on a deal they had on the PX-555R. Keyboard, stand, fader pedal, microphone, and microphone stand, all for $689.00. So far, so good. The keyboard had a good feel to it, and the piano sound is very good. Other sounds could be better, but I bought it mainly for the 88 keys so I can use it as a controller. I'm still getting familiar with the keyboard, but it does look like it is just what I was looking for. Any words of wisdom anyone is willing to share, I will be glad to hear.