Korg is releasing a new legacy collection which will include the lovely M1 and the Wavestation. Years ago I paid around $2500 canadian dollars for an M1. A wavestation was around 2k if I remember correctly. Now both can be had as VST's along with an effects unit for around $149.00!!!
This is a great move by Korg as far as I'm concerned. Repackaging older technologies and providing them at a great price. I wish that Roland would give us a VST of the D-50, Jupiter 8, XP-80 (and all of it's expansion cards). Surely, they are not making any real money on the SRJV80 expansion cards for the XP line. Take all of that old data and re-skin it as a VST. Yamaha, Alesis, do the same. Take the sounds from those older, expensive flagship behemouths of yesteryear and serve them back up at an affordable price. Don't fight the VST market...become part of it like Korg is doing. Heck, 1-2 years down the road we'll be getting a Korg triton for a couple of hundred bucks.
I, for one, cannot wait.
Food for thought.