First hand look...
Now that I've had a closer look at the Fantom G, I must say that the big color screen is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition, even my old Fantom X7. I was amazed at how brilliant the colors were! When you consider the smooth transition between performance patches and the ability to utilize a mouse, then this keyboard becomes more and more attractive.
I wish I could comment on the sounds, but the speakers used on the demo were only average, so I don't feel qualified to comment just yet.
Also, I got to try out the Motif XS at the same store visit (I'm a former ES owner). I was impressed at its improved screen layout and functionality. The screen doesn't even come close to the Roland. But, when considering a performance keyboard, you can't go wrong with either the Motif or the Fantom. The sounds are getting so good, it's becoming more and more redundant to listen to the arguments of which is better, apples vs. oranges, blah, blah, blah. For me, it's more about function now.
Although the Roland has the incredible screen, mouse option, and performance transition, I don't feel comfortable placing it above the Motif yet. I'm really torn about which keyboard to buy! If you are a creative keyboard player or performer, you really can't go wrong with either keybaords. I know, as a performer and a studio owner, I hear sounds and samples all the time from all sorts of companies. It's all about functionality. Pick the one you feel most comfortable and creative with, and make it your axe.