It's using the tools you have to their fullest extent. That's just smart, not cheating. The Zendrum is all about possibilities, and they are endless. I can trigger an entire plethora of sounds,percussion and otherwise, with one instrument. I have sounds at my disposal that I never had before, and for me it increases my abilities as a creative musician. I'm the one that has to figure out how and what to do...there are no classical formulas or instruction for playing the Zendrum. it's not a drumset, it's a unique instrument that allow me to stretch my creative wings. I do have to practice (a Lot) and therefore I'm not just spinning someone elses music, or operating a machine that does it for me. It's outside the box, but that doesn't make it any less of an instrument to be played and mastered. The new keyboards have arpeggiators that play it for you, but just hitting those keys doesn't make you a musician, it's what you bring to the table.