I seriously love my MnM. I have the MK1, so not sure if this will help. I think the reason people are paying top dollar right now is because artists that have used them. I think Radiohead used one…and can’t remember the other artists…but there’s a few.
I got mine in a trade a couple years ago. I was thinking I wanted it for the FM machines, but to be honest, haven’t used the FM much since I got it. At the moment I’m Elektron’d up. I have a MnM MK1, AK, AR MK1, and my trusty OTmk1… Right now (I haven’t given the AK and the AR enough time. This may change), my favorite boxes are the OT and the MnM. I love the architecture of both of those. How they are very quirky and full of happy accidents…And I really like the gain structure/filter structure of both. The filter structure on the MnM is just amazing…And for some reason, I prefer the sound and temperament of digital filters.
The MnM’s choice of multiple machines (which I feel is similar on the Rytm) is a blast! The drum machine is a blast when using 3 lfo’s to modulate the filters and delay. There is so much to go through (and now the prices will rise )
But, it’s very digital. It can be a bass machine, if you hit the filters right…But for me, I use the OT for bass…well and the other two Analog boxes. I could see some people getting it…And then just not “getting it”. But, really, depending on your use case, if you love digital happy accident making wacky stuff, an MK2 may be worth 2 grand. If you dont have 2 grand you could also look into a used Nord Lead (or Nord Modular MK1), which could get you a little way towards the MnM…Well maybe in a different way…I don’t know.