Loaded up your VGP for the first time this afternoon - haven't stopped smiling since, which made me look really weird at the dinner table, housemate thought something was wrong, then I let her listen to the piano too.
I don't think most people here knows what a a multi-talented guy Alan is. Not only did he release two fantastic libs under his own name before joing Bela D, but he is also a very talented graphics designer, and worked on the graphics design for the Virtual Grand Piano!
I had the pleasure of beta testing Hans library. Dudes... at $200 this library would still be a steal. Like his Malmsjo piano, it's very responsive and feels natural - the result of hand-crafted samples (as opposed to mass-editing, which results in unnatural/delayed attacks - not uncommon in piano libraries).
The presets actually work really well. I remember at his studio, Hans played VGP alongside old recordings to see how close he could get to the piano sound. On the money. I can't imagine how much time it took to critically listen to 22 different artists and manipulate the sound accordingly. Not to mention all the Basic and Special Effects presets. The almost unnoticable pedal noise you get from... pressing the sustain pedal is icing on the cake. Mmmm... cake.
I like the standalone feature as well. Can just jam on a great sounding piano whenever. Definitely a must-have as far as piano libraries go, and at a ridiculously low price.