Well, I hate to admit it, but that expensive piece of German hardware does not, in my mind, measure up to the new (and cheap) Arturia Microbrute.
I've been playing them side-by-side the last couple of days, sequencing them simultaneously with my Dark Time (listening to one, then the other). I've found the MB much easier to work with and to find a sound that I like. The controls seems so much more intuitive too. All in all, with its multi-wave oscillator, the MB seems to have more "range" as a music-making device. Plus, you get a built-in sequencer and a serviceable set of keys to boot. Not bad for $299 street.
Anybody else compared these two beasts?