This particular piano is a great starter or intermediate piano. It is affordable, easy to maintain and will satisfy the needs of most beginning to intermediate pianists. It doesn’t take up much space in the home and certainly do not stick out. Having a serviced, real piano action to play on in the beginning of a pianists career teaches him/her how to play correctly and without forming “bad habits” in their technique. This piano will cost less than any quality, entry level keyboard, and will not lose value like a keyboard will. As long as a piano is kept serviced it’ll hold it’s value for years to come.