I'll borrow some of my post in the other thread...
At first my jaw dropped and I was thinking my 8 month old AR was suddenly obsolete... then I took a few min, settled down and realized I'm fine. I really wish there was a solid & easy solution for us PC users for sample transfer to the AR like there is with SDS drop on the Mac. If I had that, then I'd totally be happy and not even give the MKII a 2nd look for now. Maybe when I get a new iPad I can look into transferring that way? I don't know how or if that works. I bought the DT for the just this reason (easy sampling and sample import), so I'm covered for now.
If I want to trade up, then I'll just sell my MK1 and take the hit. There's still going to be huge used market for them, but not at the recent inflated prices. It'll just be like anything else, but I still think they'll hold a decent value because they're solid and incredibly usable machines in either version.
Eventually, yeah, I'll get an MK2, but I'm not going to be rushed to do so. Why? Primarily, because I'm a sucker (whore) for drum machines! Second, for the easier sample handling and re-sampling. I think I might want a Tempest first though.
Keep Calm and Rytm On!