(Quick note: I wasn't sure where to put this, since it could probably be placed in the keyboard section or the beginner section.)
Before posting this I did use the search to see if anyone else had created a post like this before, that way I could save some time and save a moderator's frustration.
I love playing piano. Even though I have never actually learned piano completely, it isn't for the lack of the desire to.
However, (you had to be expecting it) I do not have the location, the home big enough to protect such an instrument, nor the knowledge to be sure it is in good repair.
I am looking to buy a keyboard that has the strongest effect of piano. I want one that makes me believe, if only slightly, that I really am playing a piano. The weight of the keys, the sound. I do not care for the confetti pack of noise---I just want the closest thing I can get to piano without being able to get a piano.
...So this is where you, the reader, comes in. I am looking for opinions on brands, types, styles, anything that you believe is important for a person who wants to learn piano on something that is not.
I've scrounged the forums a small bit and found a good deal believe that there is no equivalent to a piano, and on this I do side with them. Though I don't know the names to the notes, I do know the sounds, and nothing does mimic the piano like a piano (unless it's a Mynah bird).
Any advice is appreciated,