It's nice for sure. I've been this
close to getting one on more then a few occasions myself.
The rub for me as I've said said a few times, has always been the Concert Grand sample and its Ab & A above middle C. This occurs on single note lines specifically in the jazz idiom. If accented how they are supposed to accented, there is a metallic clang on those two notes that would be hard for me to live with. Other then that it's great...
Oh forgot...would still have reservations how it would fare live in the mix. The 700GX disappeared for me live, the way it sat with the bass & drums, and was returned after a few gigs. I realize this is a new animal but still the skepticism remains. I'd certainly want to be able to have a return on it without too much lost dough on shipping or re-stocking if it didn't work out.
Yeah it's a heavy beast. Same weight as the CP5 but I don't think as ergonomically friendly for the dead lift and carry as the Yamaha. The CP5 has a little lip under the keyboard that makes for a solid grip plus balances the weight out nicely.
Personally I'm looking around for a good price on a used CP5 to take on gigs where set space is generous and the load in isn't an obstacle course. The Nord is great but the CP5 for me was special. I regret selling it.
Still 55 lbs is 55 lbs. You have to get a case and even a soft Gator type thing will add easily 20 lbs if not more. It's a definite personal commitment with the schlep. Also the sonic and playing gains over say a sub-$1000 Dp like the CP33, probably will only be heard and appreciated by you alone.
Might want to wait as they are coming up on 3 years in the Fall since the release of the 700NX. Roland seems to be better about updating the DPs on that cycle then what Yamaha has been doing lately.
Just to add...I could never rationalize paying that much dough for the Kronos/Motif with all the bells and whistles that I would never use. But that's just me...I'm just a lowly piano player...