IF I have a complaint about the OT it is around the ordering or the UX of the box. I think this is mostly due to the buttons and what is immediate. I find the DT to be a perfect front door. It is so immediate. The button that gets you right to sampling, the visual confirmation that you are indeed sampling, which is HUGE I can't tell you how much frustration appears because you think you're sampling, but you're not. The fact that the DT gives you immediate visual feedback that you are indeed sampling is, I think, a huge piece of why it feels so open and immediate.
What I'm wondering...is the OTMKII suddenly more simple and elegant because a few tools are suddenly on the top layer?
Do you mean that in order to appreciate it you have to be using it beyond simple sample playback?
Was sampling also more immediate?
...What I really want is a box with capabilities of the OT but the front access of the DT.