Arpangel wrote:The piano also has a cheat pedal, sustain!
That is the easiest sign to spot of someone who can't play the piano. The sustain pedal is far from a cheat pedal unless you want to sound truly awful. Skilled use of the pedal allows the piano to become an expressive instrument - not just hit a key and forget.
And a skillful player can get 'inbetween' the notes too. Partly through use of the pedal, partly through crushed notes, and partly through clever chord voicings.
If you want to hear some of true possibilities of the piano try listening to Debussy or Ravel. They take the piano to places you can hardly imagine.