Summary: I dumped my Triton (now backup keyboard...sorry KG folks) for the Motix XF8 and have not been disappointed. The sound is mind blowing. I use it to sequence Everything is cool except its not touch-screen : ( It is phenomenal!!! The sound is something else!
Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Pre-programmed music, Realistic Sound, Responsive / Good Action
Summary: I purchased my motif xf8 about 2 weeks ago. I'm not new to Yamaha, I had a motif XS8 also. No other workstation can compare, the sounds are great, easy to use, and best of all is the keybed. It has the best feel. I've owned a lot of workstations and most recent the korg Kronos.
Pros: Easy to Use, Realistic Sound, Responsive / Good Action
Summary: I actually just came off a long stint as a Roland user. I traded a 16 yr old XP-80 and a 10 yr old XV-88 in. I also traded a TS-12 Ensoniq. All this down to one keyboard, the XF-8. I am in the first week of use and am currently building my favourites lists.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Quality Construction
Excerpt: Yamaha's entire Motif series excels! I own an S90ES keyboard, with essentially the same sound engine as Motifs. I love the sounds, and the modulation wheel adds badass flava! I want a Motif for its production capabilities.