I also agree with you. I am goig to purchase this 2011 upgrade myself and I think it's worth the money from what you get with it. I have plaied and owned Yamaha keyboards myself and so far, no regrets that I bought the Audya. I wanted something else now, so it was time for the Audya. I like that live sound you have with the Audya compared to the Yamaha keyboards. You get inspired when you hear the Audya, at least I do!