Still learning, but happgy so far
The Keyboard: Last keyboard I bought was in 1983 so the learning curve for me is shallow (takes a long time). Bought the Roland over the Yamaha and Korg for the organ sounds, the action, and the onboard synthesizer. I echo other thoughts - it would be nice to have a lighter touch for the organ sounds, but it's nothing that can't be dealt with, especially since the touch-sensitivity is adjustable. One sound the MOXF has over the Roland is Tambur. I will try to find or create one as I get more adept. Agree with others that the docs leave something to be desired, like a list of basic terms and definitions. Don't know how it compares with competition, but really like the studio set function to assemble sounds for quick access when performing. Will be using that very soon. Still trying to find clear instructions in the manual - thank goodness for YouTube. Getting ready for a big gig in a month so on the accelerated program. Having no problem finding sounds that will fill the bill on the upcoming gig - everything from Tull to Cajun. I will be a very long time learning all this fine machine can do, and we are developing an ever-closer relationship with each day. I would like to wait longer to talk about the FA-08 but wanted to get this up so the next paragraph gets posted, thus only 4.0. I hope to amend this higher as I get more adept at the tool.
Sweetwater: Joining the chorus. If you're a regular at Sweetwater, you know how this goes. I called my man, Joe, 20 minutes before closing on a holiday weekend. I didn't need the order right away, but needed to make a decision in a hurry. Joe was outstanding, helping with multiple dimensions of my decision process. In short, I made the order then - multiple pieces. My order arrived the next day - all of it, just as ordered. Free shipping.
My first purchase from Sweetwater was a case for a tele I was building. Everybody's prices were the same. I chose Sweetwater simply because they list all the dimensions right there in the description. I figured, if they're putting that much thought and care into it, they'll get my money. After discovering the level of service they provide to go along with attention to detail, I am a fan for life. Yay Sweetwater!