I would appreciat an objective comparison of the ex5 and the e-mu e-synth. I am aware of the "bug" list of the Yamaha, however, I have no experience with the e-syth at all. I would like opisions on the sampling, sequencer, timing, voice quality, polyphony when taxed, voice programability, etc. I know I need to sit down and try this out on my own, however, it will be a while before I get a chance to sit down with an e-synth at a music store and give it a thorough testing. Thanks in advance for all replies!