I was trailing through countless synth DIY sites trying to find a good musical build which I could learn to use effectively in my music, when it occurred to me; noone builds a guitar because they want to learn to play, they buy an entry level one and go from there. I didn't build my first guitar, not did I build my first effects pedal, or my first amp. So why should this be any different with synths?
So synth gurus, where do I start? I'm after anything between £50 - £200 which I can use musically and has a nice array of features for me to play with. Preferably analog, as always, but not entirely crucial. The lower price ranges are preferable, of course