The thing is, we're still talking about the disconnect between the users' vision of the Roland Heritage and the Roland vision of their heritage.
We see great sounding analogue synths that helped define genres.
They see attempts to electronically emulate real instruments with their electronic instrument range. Which is why we have the Jupiter 50/80 as a performance ROMpler/VA, rather than an all-new modern analogue take on the classics.
Just look at the TB-303. What was the intent? What was it used for?
My breath is not being held.
I think that the D-50 was the last truly innovative product Roland came up with. Though the JD-800 was a little surprising, given their recent output.
I'm not saying they don't make good instruments- just that they have a different vision for their product range than the musicians.