I'm going to buy my first VOCALOID soon, and I really would like DEX and DAINA both but I only have enough money for one. I love their voices and was super glad to hear that they're easy to use since they are both my favourite VOCALOIDs. I'm really indecisive about the decision, and I wanted some personal opinions so I can decide.
When it comes to DAINA, I like her voice better than DEX's, but I can't see myself using her voice to sing many songs. I don't want to end up messing around with the software and making no progress. I want to be really serious about using VOCALOID, but I feel like if I'm not making the most with the voicebank then I wasted my money. I know I'll eventually come up with something to cover with DAINA, but my main worry is that I'm just going to be messing around with her.
With DEX, I like his voice less than DAINA's, but not to an extent that I don't like it at all. I feel like DEX sounds a little robotic, but yet again(I'm repeating myself -_-) I do really like him. I can see myself using DEX to cover many songs, and possibly posting them on YouTube, but I'll always feel like that I'm missing his counterpart(same with getting DAINA). I want to enjoy using VOCALOID, and I want to enjoy using DEX, but I don't want that shadow hanging over me and a nagging feeling that's telling me I should have bought DAINA instead.
In the end, I know I'll get both eventually, and I'll enjoy using either of them. Just picking either one of them stresses me out. For me, loving them both, It's like choosing between your two favourite flavors of ice cream or cake or something similar to that. If I'm still stressing after I get answers, I do have a last resort. I really hope the volunteers and anonymous users on VOCALOID wiki can help with this decision!
Please do not reccommend any other voices to me, because my decision is already firm. I want either DEX or DAINA, so please don't say something like "Start with Avanna first!"