I'm now not sure that the CLP380 is the best choice what do others think ?
Many thanks to those who have responded very helpfully to my previous posts.
I suppose what I'm saying is that digitals have their place but, as you say, if you are going to spend £3000 plus on a piano, you may as well look at acoustics. It also really depends on what you want the instrument for. If you are big on performance, or are completing upper level piano exams, an acoustic is really a must if you are to interact effectively with the instrument. Although digitals have come a long way in simulating the action, feel and sound of a piano, remember that that is all they are - good (some of them, excellent) simulations of the original. You can't beat the action and feel of an acoustic!
You could look at the secondhand market for deals around the £3000 mark but as you sink to around 2000GBP and lower, you start to hit the entry level models, which, in some cases, are little better (if at all) than a good digital.
Also, £3000 sounds quite a lot, I'm sure there are places you could get a 380 for less than that. Even so, its still a lot of money. Have you tried playing any of the lower down models? They're cheaper and you may not notice the difference, depending on how advanced a player you are.