I was forced to look at getting another piano when my then current piano (Celviano) was giving me some real issues. I plan the majority of the music for our church, so I needed something reliable that I could practice on and experiment with new songs every week. My Mom was kind enough to search for a good alternative and when she found this one, we both started saving up for it to avoid the payments. We sold the other piano and plugged this one in just as soon as we put it together. (Easy to assemble, btw.) It has a very rich sound and is similar to some baby grands that I've been privileged to perform music on. In other words, the keys do not "click" when you pluck on them and the feel is of a regular piano, in my honest opinion. I've played lots of different pianos, but for an electric one, this is far better than most you will ever find. I think Yamaha outdid themselves with this design. But they usually take great care in the designs of their products.
This piano has multiple features; many I might add, that I have yet to "tinkered" with. We have only had it for a few months, but on Day 1, I was very satisfied. Especially with the speedy shipping since it came two days earlier than predicted. It has two recording buttons and I probably drive my Mom crazy with the playlist that comes on the Demo! It also has many sound options to choose from, including three different piano sounds, along with strings, harpsichord, etc. We don't have a very large living room to set up a piano and this piano is the perfect size. It's also lighter (I think) than my Celviano, but yet the quality is much more professional. If you're looking for a piano that's worth its wood, I think you're looking at the right one. I'm so glad to have this piano and would recommend this to anyone--beginner or not!