I just wanted to say that the benefits that I am getting with this technology is far outweighing the cons. I thought that this would be the end of sample customization, and to some degree it is, but I have to admit that the type of things that I generally customize is fully available to me.
The idea that when I open my sequence, all of my presets are automatically loaded and ready to go is fantastic. I am very happy with the sound that I am achieving and overall I would never want to go back to multiple machines or external hardware.
My system is very stable considering the fact that I am pushing a fairly aging computer, thanks to OS X my crashes are very easy to recover from.
I love the idea that I no longer need to spend money on sample libraries AND sample software.
Kompakt instruments work very well, Intakt is awesome and has made my life super easy when dealing with different tempos.
I don't have to invest in super expensive AD/DA converters because the signal path remains internal and digital all the way through mastering and layback.
My power bill is not outrageous!!!
Anyone else like the way things are going or am I the only one that likes this new technology?