I have tried the Yamaha digital pianos and loved them. I play an antique upright at home and big grand at church. I love love love the real sound but understand the digital idea and trust me the thought of having my kids be able to play silently is awesome. :) As far as cheap digital pianos my main beef with them is that they can not be weighted like real piano keys and the cheap ones have some atrocious key noise. The noise of the keys being played can be almost as loud as the music if you are playing softly... So just a few thoughts hope they help! And enjoy your new piano. What a gift!