fixed it for ya My younger millennial friends think it's cool for the most part; they don't have the associated baggage of older generations. It's a mobile keyboard, if someone plays it well and isn't prancing around like a lead guitarist or diva dude singer... I think may guitarists have an ego issue, usually the keyboardist if good, is the most musically competent, trained and capable musician in the band, who can actually sight read LOL. I still recall many bands never acknowledging the keyboardist as a member, they weren't even allowed on stage to perform, pretty lame but in metal and other genres image is important, so keep discriminating against keyboardists. with electronic music, keyboardists have a home where in many cases guitarists are not found. I have 2 electronic rigs, one I use for '80s new wave / post punk / synth pop where guitar is additive since it fits the music, I could easily replace the guitar with synths or a module that can do guitar sounds, even using my keytar My other rig is modern electronic / dance, no guitar required or present. There are plenty of genres that aren't guitar focused, keyboards are the most versatile modern instruments around, a keytar is just a mobile keyboard - a keytar + Roland Integra would be powerful combination IMO. YMMV @Astronaut FX thanks, I agree and right back at ya!