Hey Alison - I guess what I really need is another solid synth, like my DSI, to last a long time and not fall victim to operating system updates and other computer-related woes. Then there's the obvious, often-echoed ennui associated with staring into your computer screen to make music. It still use Cubase, but only for final multi-tracking and mixdowns.To wit: i stopped following the synth blogs 2-3 years ago because i realized i was never going to buy another synth. I just googled now, and since then, this has come out: Keyboardmag: Studiologic Sledge Virtual Analog Synth Reviewed Would i buy one? Hell no. It's aimed at the people who fervently read those blogs and probably have every other synth under the sun and they just want another cool gadget for their studio.