I come from a family of avid piano players. We've always had a nice upright until my dad got an 11 foot grand. It sounds fantastic and he got a good deal on it. I forget the brand now, but it's mid range. I really like both the look and sound of almost any grand that I've seen, but don't know enough about pianos to really even begin shopping. Also, I don't play piano enough any more to really know if I would like anything. I'd have a hard time even playing scales anymore. Looking to really get into it though, and if we spend a ton of money on a grand, we'll just feel obligated to learn it again. :| So help me with the following questions! Budget is about 1000 to 3000, and won't go above that in the future probably either. Is it worth it to get a grand or just get an upright? (how much better would it actually be?) What brands to stay away from? What brands to get? Best places to shop? (we're in tiny Sioux Falls, so probably online/elsewhere) Any online resources dedicated to piano similar to Talkbass?