Seriously Korg? Sure they had some wicked synths back in the day... but when was the last good synth they came out with?
The monotron is sure to be a hit! no, seriously, I question their stance on the "same analog filter as on the MS-20" for only $60? Far fetched. I also agree on korg products becoming less useful. I had a microkorg; while it could produce some nice sounds, the small keys and limited polyphony were just a killer. I happily sold it for double what I paid.
I definitely think there needs to be a set on time period, because Roland is somewhat of a joke now- in comparison to what they made in seventies and eighties anyway.
Sequential Circuits/Dave Smith Instruments has been a nearly consistent manufacturer of excellent products. Albeit a few of the boards they made in the mid eighties (single DCO/VCO's) were too thin for me, it's great that he is producing synthesizers in the spirit of the classic gear, but not just remaking them and reissuing them. The wonders and greatness of a small company! I can't wait to get my MoPho and see if the circuit boards still say Pro One II =D