I feel the years have payed off. I bought mine brand new back in '08. I was overwhelmed by the interface and knew nothing of synths, but as I learned more about synthesis my skill programming the Juno-G has increased to the point where now I can easily dial in whatever I'm imagining. I think it's a bit of hidden treasure synth now. It has a better interface than a lot of new romplers (more knobs), it is a sampler, has microtuning, has a great sequencer for both the Juno and external gear, etc... Sure my screen died like everyone else but Roland finally fixed the problem for good and covered it out of warranty.