The YDP181 has a quiet and sturdy key action but it is also a bit too stiff when playing lightly or softly in my opinion. What I mean by that is the keys on the YDP181 do not press down easily as a good acoustic upright piano would, and that function is called the key action "down weight" which is the amount of initial pressure your fingers need to press the keys down. This is quite important in terms of reducing the fatigue that can be felt in the fingers pressing the keys, especially when younger children play the piano. If and when Yamaha can resolve this situation in this particular key action, then it will be much more enjoyable to play, in my opinion.
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As with many things, piano tone and touch is a subjective experience because a person's music expectations and experiences may be different from others, so you may have a another opinion, and that's OK. As long as you enjoy playing piano music, that's what really counts!
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