Time out guys. Please do not turn my informational thread into some sort of personal battle. I posted this thinking someone else may be interested in some new audio news, nothing more. To be honest, this new 808 can be totally awesome, or a total failure, we will have to wait and see. Therefore being negative about a new product with out real information I think is very unproductive. I will be at NAMM, and I will make my own evaluation then.
"And this is different from the gazillions of sampled/synthesized 808's exactly how?" - papi61, simple, we do not know yet. Thus your argument is moot.