I use this keyboard as a composing/arranging tool, for practicing/improving my keyboard/piano performance skills (I'm not a pianist, I'm a professional guitarist/bass guitarist), and as hand exercise (practicing certain piano calisthenics helps maintain my hands' muscle tone and finger independence). I needed to get rid of the old acoustic upright piano I previously used for these purposes: it had stopped holding its tuning, various internal parts had deteriorated such that repair or rebuilding didn't make sense, and I couldn't play it when my wife needed to work in the same room; an electronic keyboard with realistic piano-like action that could be played silently (and heard through headphones) was more practical for our situation. I was able to try out c. eight different makes/models several times at my local Sam Ash store; this Casio model was the best for my needs and budget range (digital piano technology has certainly advanced since the last time I really explored it). I ordered it online; the "live chat" assistant was very helpful and attentive during various moments of the ordering and delivery-scheduling process, plus he was able to help me save some money during a sale period! Thanks to Casio for an excellent product, and thanks to Sam Ash for enabling my research, selection and purchase happen so effectively.