My girlfriend is having fun with both of them. She likes them both because they are different. She also finds the V-Synth to be easier to use (I find that strange, it's a beast IMHO with a lot of potential if you know the under-the-hood stuff well). But she bought a book and is learning finger positioning/playing initially so I'm happy she's happy. GC will have their labor day weekend "The List" going on so I'm going to check the website for it (may have to wait till friday for the list or from email from them) to see what kind of deal will be going on. I'd have liked to gotten the MR-1 but I hear street price is ~$500 supposedly, MSRP = $899.
So ya, keyboardless unless I hook up the mini-MS20 I got as a deal when I got the Extreme...lol.
Well I looked at the M50, only 4 pads for chords (doesn't mention using them for drums), no aftertouch, no midi-thru as well as limited expandability (if any) and no X/Y for the touch screen/Karma 2.x effects so guess I'll have to wait a bit on the M3. Need to really get back to work before I get it or just go with a good midi keyboard (Akai for use w/Ableton Live comes to mind). Lord knows I got enough VSTi's from NI and freebies to mess with.