Yes Steve. I will miss my Kurzy's pianos and strings, but having two Fusions will be a great thing for my live setup. PC1x only has 4 zones and is hard to program, it was a big drawback cause I need to work fast when I prepare my sounds on three or four keyboards at a time.
The second reason for this changing is that Fusions are not produced any more and I think it was my last chance to get a (nearly) brand new 8HD. And all the time I was using the PC1x, I was a bit frustrated because of the lack of sound editing, I'd better buy an used (and not rare) K2600 to have the same sonic perfection + a complete editing of sounds and setups.
Sorry for my English, school is so far away :-)
Author of "Alesis Fusion, le guide d'utilisation en DVD"
Alesis Fusion 6HD & 8HD, Korg Z1 & CX3 & WS EX & EMX-1, Kawai K5000S, Roland V-Synth GT & AX-Synth, Toontrack EZ Drummer & SD 2, East West Orchestra Silver, Samplitude v8, Ableton Live 8.2, Gretsch Renown Maple, Fender Stratocaster