The surround microphone is a great addition IMO. I'm sure that some people here wonders for what reason they would use it. I put two versions of a small study that I made. The first is on stage only and the next is a mix of stage and surround mic. I thought sourround version better, but what's your opinion ?
Another great composition and use of the library. Actually it was your first compositions that convinced me to take the leap with Gold more than anything else I heard, especially with what your were able to accomplish with Silver. Excellent!
Ironically, the better thing with silver is that you don't need to deal with the release trail. The sound is less powerful but you can get a great precision to make a draft. It is possible to load all sounds that you need without restriction.
IMO, the gold and mostly platinum sound much better for a final project rendering!
Actually listening about a dozen times the stage mic only version has more bite but the surround sounds more like I'm sitting about 2/3rds back in the Concertgebouw listening live...if this is any help (and I have been in the Concertgebouw many times)