Well, obviously grading it "D" didn't do the trick. They have pissed off a lot of people. If that was their intent than they have succeeded. I just think that most companies are after getting customers, not pissing them off.
I personally don't think that ROland do a poor job making good synths nowadays. The Phantom series are simply fantastic.
However, I chose to get a Motif ES8 instead. Mostly because of the plug-in boards, keyboard action, quality of samples and FX. Roland have yet to catch up on that.
I am looking at getting their V-synth though. With the optional plug-in cards and all the features added it is a killer. I just hope Roland make more synths like it.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
- - - Oscar Wilde