Well I wasn't too hot on it back in 1998 or 1999 when it was new but today I feel much warmer about it. Software was just coming and the synth market felt kind of saturated back then, with Nord Leads and AN1x'es and JP8000's and Novations and other VA's filling the walls in the music stores. A few years later the Roland fan (ie myself) thinks and realizes that um. The JP8000 probably was quite cool after all. So I got one a few months ago and I absolutely adore it. And that's no small feat for a die hard Reason user.