I have been (and am) a piano player, guitar player, keyboard player and bass player. I love them all. Time was every musician seen on TV was playing a pseudo-grand piano... all the wood, but the camera would invariably pick up the "Yamaha KX-88" weighted controller that had replaced the action. There was a time when either the Roland A-80 or the Yamaha KX-88 were king of the weighted controllers. The bonus was you could always get another synth module (or in the 90's, a sampler) and replace or upgrade your 'instruments' anytime. I still have my KX-88 and a rack of synths from the '90s. Love them all. But I also grew up with a very decent upright piano and played a few grand pianos at recitals in my youth.