I'm about 2 years in to my djing and I had been thinking about purchasing my own sound gear so that I may practice more at home without having to constantly practicw at others' houses. For months, I held myself back from buying my own controller because I knew I would have to commit to paying a large money sum (including monitors, cables, etc.), and didn't want to something that felt more limiting (such as the XDJ-DX that had no hot cues, recording options, etc). I originally had my eyes on the XDJ-RX, but decided to bite the bullet and pay more for the RX2. I honestly couldn't be happier. The controlled arrived in less than a week, and is pretty light for its size! The extra features that the RX2 includes are worth the money, because it makes djing feel more like you're playing on a club setup. Having hot cues, USB plug ins, extra filters, and the ability to record straight from the controller are what also sold me. I definitely recommend the RX2 for anyone wanting a controller that will give them more freedom to explore their own djing style without having to commit to the Nexus or other bigger dj setups. I am so happy with this purchase! Iegit cried when I first played a song.