Well I'm happy to say that samplers such as GS3, Halion, Kontackt,etc. Have really made my gig a treat to play. But I never really liked the VSTi synths, or modeled organs until I heard B4, and Creamwares' B2003, through a real Leslie. But the Real Analog and DSP synths are so much more convincing to me. We had an opening act where the keyboardist had a couple of Muse Receptors, GS3 DAW, and a Sonar based computer. He was so proud of his arsenal, for good reason. But during the soundcheck he seemed to have lost some of his confidence. I guess my Oberheim XPander midied to a Scope 15-DSP card could have been the reason. There is a very noticable difference to my ears, and his too. I guess VSTi's sound better in a Virtual Gig.
P.S. Real Synthesizers are always getting premium dollars used. Now I know why.