S88 - weighted. Nah. Actually played it once, and... nah.
I've just had a first Avenger play. Tons of fun. Does an incredible amount, but it is gonna need some time to get familiar with the conventions. Some are intuitive and great, others less so.
My biggest concern though I guess is that I'm not sure how well it does warm. I was playing around with various combinations of oscillator sources and filters, but nothing was leaping out as fat and / or warm. Which is a great pity - I do have plenty of call for crisp and clear, but my heart is in the warm really.
Browser seems straightforward and easy to use - by default it adds categories on top of each other rather than switches between them, which takes some getting used to. Tags are nice and straightforward - my sweet spot would be between this and Omni 1 probably, but this is better than the NI categories for me - musically useful terms like Aggressive, Dark, Fat, Warm, cold etc alongside the expected genre categories and basic stuff like Arp / plucked etc. You're probably covered for 90% of the basic searches you'd need, and it will be pain-free. It's the kind of browser I'd expect to be the norm these days but certainly isn't. This makes it really solid going forward - I think we're going to see a ton of third party content, which should integrate well with the factory stuff.
So as a first assessment, this looks more likely to replace Nexus than Omni for the jobbing hack (I mean, nothing was ever going to replace Omni obviously). While Omni somehow still seems to struggle a little with aggressive / bright modern EDM styles which Avenger and Nexus handles with ease (twinned with programmers immersed in their niche fields), Omni is really good at rich and warm, both analogue and sample-based material, which this - so far anyway - is not. The "cinematic" stuff is largely unimpressive too, though I'm not sure how much of this is to do with the programmers and how much the sonics. I'd guess 75% programmers, 25% sonics.
I need to get to grips with the drum sequencer, which is a whole other thing. I'm hopeful that this will be a goto for modern stuff. Sounds are spot on.