as I'm the original starter of this thread, I just wanted to give you a short feedback, what happened in the meantime:
I returned my new Voyager back to the dealer within the 30 days money-back period.
Why? I wasn't happy with the user software/interface. I got the impression that the hardware part and the software part of the Voyager didn't fit very well together, like two antagonists... Too much things in the menus, not as intuitive as the "analog" user interface. OK, very subjective opinion...
Of course, the sound was outstanding.
Next thing was a second hand Slim Phatty: Wow, what powerful sound this little piece had! Best value for money! But I also sold this one again and "changed" it within a few weeks into a Little Phatty 2 (also used), I still have it and love it
But one negative thing: the multi-assigned knobs. Very uncomfortable.
And I never could forget the incredible sound of the Voyager! And so I observed the secondhand market for a while, and a few weeks ago I fell over a Voyager Oldschool in mint condition.
And I instantly knew: THIS is my instrument!
And it actually is my instrument. It is exactly the thing I always wanted to have: an intuitive, direct user interface with no menus. Just turning knobs, forming the sound, playing. A real musical instrument. It's so gorgeous!
So, finally I have found "my" Moog synthesizer
PS1: according to the former owner, the complete main board was changed due to the known oscillator problems (he told me that actually one or two oscillators were defective). So hopefully my OS will be a reliable partner for many years
PS2: of course I also fell in love with the Sub 37 which is IMO the sexiest synth that's built at the moment. And it even would have been cheaper than my OS! But (for my ears) it sounds so thin and rather "harsh", even compared "only" to the SP/LP! It has definitely not the warm and "classic" Moog sound I love so much...