Have any library developers considered providing the capability to try the libraries remotely, in (quasi) real time, over the network? I.e, the user sends MIDI over the internet to a server which is executing the library, and the audio data is then transferred back over the net. Sure - there'd be a disconcerting note-on delay, but I have a feeling it would still be somewhat useful.
I know this general concept isn't new - I've heard of net jams, etc etc. But I've not heard of this being done to audition sample libraries - has it been tried yet?
Piracy would be a risk, but perhaps there are ways to greatly reduce that risk.