Well, I finally broke down and bought a pretty cool m-audio MIDI controller tonight. This all started when I got asked to sub on a gig for my friend's band by starlight and I realized I didn't even own a decent keyboard anymore. Being a full-fledged geek now I decided to go the MIDI controller and software synth route, which should be pretty sweet once I get the B4 and Elektrik Piano sounds from Native Instruments. AMAZING sounds and with the controller I got you can pretty much do anything with these sounds. Who needs tons of gear to lug around? The controller and my PowerBook are all I need!