Now that there seem to be quite a few large libraries coming out with a matching price tag, many of you will find themselves in the same position as I am: you want to be able to use them, but you simply cannot afford to, nor will you be able to afford them in the near future (unless lady luck is smiling your way). So, I was thinking: in another thread Michiel Post mentioned the possibility of using demos of libraries that become unusable after a fixed period of time. That way you can get a good impression of the library, so that you know what you will be paying for.
Now, if you take this one step further, you can introduce the same idea for temporary licenses. It would be liking hiring musicians for a recording session, only instead of musicians you get to use the sample library for a fixed period, e.g. a year. This would open the possibility for budget composers to work with a top class library without having to take a second mortgage on their house (if they are so lucky to own one). And for developers it would mean that their product is used for one year, and if the composer wants to use it again, well, you might offer him to buy the library against a lower fee (because of the money paid for the temporary license), or he would have the option to rent it for another year.
What do you think of this idea?
Of course, it can only work if such a protection mechanism of the license really is possible, and I do not have the knowledge to comment on that.