I will not downrun Ketron, their products are nice. But they do not at all lean towards their users creating 3rd party styles. There are virtually no tools available for this.
My dream is clear - I MUST have a Genos - Period!
I don't think it's unreasonable for a small company with limited resources to not be spending a lot of time worrying about 'third-party styles' or the ease of creating said styles. In fact, poorly conceived or constructed styles could possibly hurt their image more than help. Perhaps they just may want to have more control over 'content' and what comes out of their machines. Just a thought.
As I said before, with limited resourses, one must prioritize where those resources will be allocated; random (and resource robbing) requests by 1% of their users OR R&D on new product innovations ie. new and improved voices, AI, ergonomics, reduction in manufacturing costs, etc. Just my opinion but, I think one should buy an instrument because of the way it sounds, not the way you WANT it to sound.
If one sticks with an instrument/company for EIGHT years (praising it for most of that time), that seems like a long time to just now noticing this deficiency. I also think it's unreasonable to think that a company has an obligation to maintain backwards-compatibility on into infinity (especially in this age of rapid technological advances).
As far as the GENOS goes, I think one should always keep in mind; INSTRUMENTS don't make beautiful music, MUSICIANS do (or as one of our members so aptly puts it, "it aint the keyboard, it's the keyboardist" or words to that effect).
JMO so don't freak out
BTW, how's that 'experimental' coming? Ever get it up in the air?