A couple of weeks into owning a Montage 6, and I must say the user innerface is anything but lean.
+File, I do miss simple things like merging sound libraries, even my old K2600 was simpler in that aspect. You obviously need to think about the computer/synth balance wrt handling files....if I need to use the computer to much, what keeps me from replacing the Montage with Kontakt and FM7 in mainstage?
+Making a new sample layer, seems not even to be a built in function despite the big sample memory?
+Updating the system was not a walk in the park either, come on. Updating the system on Nord stage (10 minutes) which includes basically connect a USB cable and double click an application. Bam all sounds still left in the machine.
Updating a Montage(30-40minutes)Backup sounds to USB, find the hidden system update file somewhere by using clever google searches since there is no way to understand where it is from the yamaha synth page, fiddle back and forth with USB until you have the system on the stick and use key combinations while starting up the machine, Restart, Upload all sounds and libraries again......its 2016 not 1986.
Im a long time fan of the motifs and the Montage sound builds on that legacy, the Montage sounds absolutely fantastic, but the system is like Windows 8 .....not OSX or Windows 10! For me time is money and that demands lean and quick in addition to advanced. It's been shown many times that this can be done, please yamaha step up and make the Montage both lean and mean!