What's weird, to me, is that it seems to be neither fish nor fowl. Sure, it's analogue, and I appreciate there are a lot of analogue fetishists in these parts, but - and admittedly this is from the demos posted so far - it sounds godawful, much like the Rhythm Wolf. Tinny and waspish, with those Gameboy-sounding conga/tambourine tones the icing on a hissy cake. Now I guess if you are into cold wave sort of stuff, that could be a big part of its appeal, but I actually think it seems rather pricey for what it is.
From what I hear, the TR-8 smokes it in every department - but for only a relatively small amount more you could get yourself a Vermona Drum which would drop it from an even greater height. Save up a tiny bit longer you get a Tanzbar.... even better. Hold on, do some extra paper rounds, clean a few gutters and there's an AR for you. It's not like this thing costs £150, it's still pretty expensive, but feels so one-dimensional.
It just feels like Arturia felt they couldn't be out of the analogue drum machine action, so have wedged this thing into their product line with its chief selling point being ANALOGUE ANALOGUE ANALOGUE, which they hope might distract from the fact it sounds like a wet fart in a paper bag.