I just think it is funny that someone would expect an unknown person to be a woman on this estrogen-deprived nerd board, where probably 99% of the members are men
It's funny, but on the other side of the coin, I was almost surprised to realize that Sendy is a woman. She's one of the more knowledgeable people on this board when it comes to synthesis and really gets deep into the nuts and bolts of it, and somehow at first I had pictured some uber-nerdboy, LOL. Stereotypes, stereotypes.
As far as all-in-one synths, I can't think of any I've tried right offhand where I thought the onboard effects were top-rate enough that it wouldn't feel like a sonic compromise to just use the onboard effects and not replace at least some of them, in some contexts, with separate plugins. Particularly reverbs...I don't think very many synths have onboard reverb that can pee in the same restroom with the likes of Relab and Exponential Audio. Granted, it's not as much of an issue for me since I switched to Reaper outright years ago and have no desire to use any other DAW...I just got to a point where I just wanted to get on with making music and have the tools be more transparent, without getting confused about what the keyboard shortcuts were and such.