Well I ended up having to be away all week, but got home last night to find my Roli Seaboard Rise waiting for me. First thoughts are that I cannot remember getting a product that feels like such a high quality item in a long, long time. It is simply beautifully made, and feels strong and robust. If Roli ever decided to manufacture a standard keyboard controller I would be queueing up for one on the basis of how well made this item is. Secondly, initial impressions are that it's a bit tricky to play at first. I'm a classically trained pianist, and I had thought that might be a bit of a help. Now I'm not so sure... I'm going to have to practise on this - but one impression I am left with is that it's certainly no toy, it feels like a real musical instrument.