Companies suck...or blow...take your pick. :)
I\'m trying to buy a laptop, right? So I\'ve decided what I want and what I need. But can I get what I want and what I need? Of course not.
I can either buy from Best Buy or Circuit City and get a good warranty. Or I can buy direct from the manufacturer with a poor warranty. But if I go with a store I have to get their prepackaged deal...which comes with less processor power than I want and with both DIMMS filled, so if I upgrade the memory I\'ll have to just throw away the two sticks it comes with.
It doesn\'t seem like it\'s too much to ask for the right product at the right price. But it\'s impossible to find.
I\'ve had the same problem with digital cameras (something else I\'ve been looking into getting.) All I want is a camera that has 3+ megapixels and a huge zoom with image stabiliztion.
Can I get a huge zoom with image stabilization? Yes...but only at 2 megapixels. The only camera with a huge zoom that\'s up to 3 megapixels is the olympus 700 series. But they decided to leave out the image stabilization...so you have to have a tripod at the higher zooms.
Apply this gripe to sound libraries.
I love VSL. But I don\'t want a cimbasso sound. I don\'t care much for the Wagnerian tuba. But I want all the trombones and the piccolo trumpet. I wanted to buy just the woodwinds. But to get the full functionality of winds, I have to get the performance set...which means I\'d be forced to pay for the brass and strings included in that.
Why can\'t the break up the library and sell things seperately. I understand that going too far with that would be unreasonable. But, as it sits, its 5 grand for the latest. And they say, ultimately, it\'ll be a terrabyte or more. So the price will then limit sales to only serious financially stable professionals. Whereas if they sold, say for example, the trumpets as a kit (including piccolo, solo, section, bass and performance trumpets) it would keep anyone who was interested within the realm of do-ablility...even poor folk like myself.
Anyhow. Sorry about the ranting. I just have been really frustrated as I\'ve been looking into these sorts of purchases -- because it\'s impossible to get what I actually want without being pushed around by company philosophies and policies.