I played both at SamAsh music..
I was glad to see Yamaha come out with a reasonably priced keyboard,,
At the end of my playing both.. I thought overall the FA08 was the better buy..
I listened to the YouTube demo , and had my integra7 set up with a controller.. This way, I could see the selected Roland sounds, if they were Supernatural or PCM from the 5080..
I didn't expect the Yamaha to compete with SN sounds, and it does not, neither does any other source..
I was surprised that the MODX didn't fair well against the pcm Roland sounds either..
I especially thought the Yamaha EPs were not good ..Their Rhodes sounds can't touch the Roland offerings..
Reading the comments on youtube made me laugh.. biased towards Yamaha ..
Any honest evaluation would be along my lines..
PS: I still think it was the right move for Yamaha... I can't believe the Montage is doing that well.. price wise.. over priced..
Roland FA are priced right where they need to be..