very very happy with mine. I thought for a while that I’d want to ditch it for a TR8S, but after using the roland for a few months I realized I’ve been irreparably spoiled by Elektron sequencing and that it matters the most to me when composing rhythms.
I had been kidding myself for a moment that the Rytm isn’t very immediate, but after 4 years with OT & Rytm, I’m just as fast on it as I am with the TR - especially when you want to modify anything other than pitch, decay, and track volume.
at this point I pretty much just use the BD and BT and dual VCO engines for analog tones, and otherwise use samples. this is not a waste or an underutilization of the instrument’s potential by any means given the power of the sequencer, analog filters & overdrive sections, and performance macros!
not to trash the TR8S - it sounds perfect with minimal fuss and is very fun and fast to operate. but I know now that I can’t be without conditional trigs, microtiming, and elektron-style parameter locks when programming drums.