So I've been playing piano for a while now and I want to move onto buying an acoustic upright (a grand is out of my budget) or a good digital piano (something like a CLP-575) as I currently have a really old keyboard. I've played on quite a few of both, but at this stage I'm really unsure what a good piano should feel like and I ultimately want to buy something based on the quality of sound and correctness of feel (if there is such a thing as 'correct' feel) - I don't care about having all the fancy extra tech and sounds.
A lot of the uprights and digital keyboards I've tried have a sort of light touch and feel and so it's really easy to produce loud notes. Sometimes, they feel like the weighting is a bit too light as my fingers sink into the keys really easily - but I don't really know whether this is how it should or shouldn't be. On the other hand, my piano teacher has an upright piano and the feel is somewhat heavier than other uprights I've played on and so playing louder notes require more effort. My biggest concern is playing on something that doesn't get the feel 'correct', and then being uncomfortable playing on other pianos and not being able to control the dynamics as well.
Any help would be appreciated; I've spent about a month and a half so far trying to find a decent piano but this issue makes me reluctant to buy.
EDIT: So I've spent an incredible amount of time on this topic. What I think I'm ultimately going to do is buy my piano teacher's upright - he wants to scale down and buy a digital keyboard as he doesn't practise and perform much anymore and would like the extra tech. To be honest, it's the best upright I've played on thus far. I've been to view about 8 second hand uprights and didn't really like anything I've played on thus far. Most of them were weighted lightly, but one or two of them were weighted on the heavier side. Also, I generally didn't like the sound. I don't know how to explain it but it was sort of very 'raw'. My piano teacher's upright is weighted somewhere in between light and heavy. It's not as light as most of the uprights I have played on, but also not incredibly heavy - and I think that having some weight is a good thing (moving from a heavily weighted piano to a lightly weighted piano is easier than the converse?). Also, it has a much more mellow tone which I really like. The strings of the piano itself is longer as the piano is much taller than the other uprights I've played - if I didn't know any better I might have said that it almost sounds like a grand. Before I make a decision though, I will visit the local Kawai shop to try out a few of their uprights that are in the same price range (there's unfortunately not that many piano places where I stay). Reason being that I'm accustomed to my piano teacher's upright as I've been playing on it for while and so I can't really be certain that it's a good piano. The reason I went on this quest in the first place was because I thought that most pianos were of the same quality or better than my piano teacher's one, however, it turns out that there are a lot more shittier and poorly maintained pianos than there are good ones. Also, the cost of good digital keyboards are ridiculous. Will update after.