Recently I’d been hearing a lot of hype over the new Nokta Simplex. I was intrigued, but still not sold on it. Experience has taught me to view new technology or products with an optimistic, but cautious attitude. When the XPDeus was introduced, I pined for it for what seemed like an eternity. I finally broke down and purchased one, and I used it for a while, but honestly, it’s now just a back up machine in case my E-Trac breaks. I find the tones and chatter it produces to be über annoying and difficult for my ears to tolerate. The menu is also confusing, and it’s a learning curve I lost interest in pursuing. Sad, I know. I gave it a good shot, it’s a great machine, and I found some great stuff with it, but it’s just not a great machine for me.