... I wonder what Yamaha's bringing to the MIDI 2.0 plugfest. Montage has been shown (probably with custom firmware) to handle MIDI-CI at least during the MIDI-CI presentation / conference. The MIDI 2.0 spec isn't public yet - but it seems that MIDI-CI could be some part of it (even though this works fine also within MIDI v1). There's some electrical options for MIDI 2.0 (I'm guessing) that Montage would stay legacy - but I'm wondering more from a protocol standpoint. If not - then there's a chance of a fast-follow synth with MIDI 2.0 in order to meet the spec release cadence. There's time for things to settle - but it (MIDI 2.0 finalization) seems to be on the home stretch.
Maybe the more full-blown workstation is waiting for MIDI 2.0 so something in a different category is in the wings. Still curious about some of these features as, at least, MIDI-CI would enable better software integration for something that tries to scarf the Performance names among other things.