As much as I would love a new full sized elektron box, I think this is where there is a big mistake in the perception of people who have been into elektron for a while. I felt this way at first about the dt.
The Digiboxes are not budget boxes. If you’re talking strictly price, they (heat, dt, dn) retail for about the price of a new non-uw machine drum when it was still available. Feature wise they are focused but complex especially when they are dived into deeply. IMO, dt/dn has better and more intuitive midi sequencing than everything but the OT, which isn’t as intuitive. No they aren’t the OT/MNM/MD deep, I’ll give that but I don’t think they are meant to be as open. The Sid station was their most focused box and it is legendary, I think that is being applied to the new boxes, focus. Not a Swiss Army knife but a well crafted santoku knife.
Elektron is terrible at marketing, and released 2 largely unfinished products which happen to be digiboxes in the last 2 year. I think this is why perception of the digiboxes is as a sub par product.
What’s interesting to me is the heat is often described as expensive while the digitakt is considered budget even though they are the same format, same complexity, same ethos