Definitely an improvement over my very "acceptable" Tyros4, to be sure, and in several areas as well.
If I was hankering for a 76'er in an arranger, I'd certainly find a way to buy a Tyros5-76, but I have never needed more than 61 of those awesome FSX keys for arranger-style play, and only needed more for solo piano, which, in my case, has to be 88 weighted
I certainly agree with Fran in that the Tyros4 was the best since the Tyros model came out (until the new T5, that is) and, despite having mine for nearly two years, I'm happy to say the honeymoon is still on,
and shows no signs of turning into an everyday relationship.
I really feel the prime candidate for a Tyros5 is a Tyros2, Tyros3, S-series owner, although some with a T4 will always go for the latest, and if they have the wherewithal to do it, why not?
I've also noticed that quite a few T4 owners, have opted for the 61 key Tyros5, although the 76'er has likewise proven quite popular, and has garnered a few "new to the brand" users, unable to get a TOTL arranger from the company they usually buy from.
Again, I'm very glad they kept the screen and FSX action...I liked both very much indeed, and had zero complaints with either.
If these are "baby steps", as some refer to Yamaha's forward movement, at least the baby is upright, moving confidently and can dance as well.
This appears to be much better than other certain companies (who I won't name in the sake of decency) who, after tossing the first baby out with most of the bathwater, substituted a "Baby Alive" doll and hoped no one would notice.