I have reviewed the previous multitude of threads comparing Ivory to other sampled pianos and I am in a similar quandry of wondering whether purchasing Ivory will bring me closer to acoustic piano nirvana compared to my current sampled piano (Old Lady). Of course, the MP3 samples of Ivory are amazing, but so are the MP3's of Old Lady, and I am disappointed in Old Lady. It is far better than the stock sounds of my Kawai MP9000 grand piano, but the midrange (C4-C6) still sounds artificial and, well, sampled. My main application is jazz, and in a gig situation I frequently find myself using the Rhodes samples since Rhodes is a much easier instrument to sample and seems more expressive than the Old Lady. We all know that sampled pianos will never be the same as the "real thing", but before dishing out $350 I'd appreciate some input as to whether I'll be disappointed (again) or amazed. By the way, the hardware I'm using is fairly high-end, and not likely a factor in my current "disillusionment".