Take my rating with a grain of salt, as I am not a gear-head, not a synth player, and have little experience with other equipment.
The MC202 is my main and only synth, used as auxiliary to my primary instrument, bass thru fx.
Actually, working with this instrument over the past 15 years has taught me a lot about synthesis.
Decent sounds, decent responsiveness, decent controls.
More about sounds than about playing.
Very useful programming and cycling.
In my opinion, and in my practice, you really need to have this running into a delay pedal. This allows 2 things:
-- capturing a phrase into a fairly short loop
-- with the cycled playing of programmed phrases, the delay X speed of the programmed cycled part provides an Ozric-y arppeggiator where melodies synch up and produce accidental harmonies in time, either on top of itself or interwoven.
This allows knob-twiddlin' and slider-play of the programmed melody arp.
(Sorry if these words are meaningless and non-technical, but as I say, I'm a synth outsider. )