Anybody using Motif XF as DAW controller?

Thinking about getting one of these bad boys. Using a Novation MKII right now as my controller which is great (had an Axiom Pro and wasn’t so happy with using it as a controller). So how does the Motif stack up for doing cool things like, Play/Rec/Click on-off? Can I assign buttons to key commands? Any thoughts on how this is working for you?

PS. Karma for Motif, that’s what’s sparked my interest in getting a Motif again, in case people haven’t heard (had an MO6 and MM8 before)