To Gary Garritan and other sample developers:
While I think there are some great new libraries coming out I personally am very leary of buying any expensive ones that are tied to one sample playback device like Kompakt. As new OSX and Windows XP versions come out there is simply no guarantee that a company like N.I. will survive financially through them and therefore be able to continue to update them. Also, frankly, N.I. products have earned a well deserved reputation of not always playing nice with the other children, so to speak.
When I buy samples I want to know that if I need to change my sampler I will still be able to use my expensive sample libraries by conversion to GIga, EXS24, Halion, Mach 5, Kontakt 2, whatever. The audio software world is very fluid and I think this trend is bad.
Just my opinion.