I've got to tell everybody here that 3 weeks ago I did'nt know any of this(GS3, Konktakt, high quality orchestral samples) existed. Yes, I'm way out of the loop, but I have my old Korg synth and Cakewalk.
So, 3 weeks ago I decide to get back into music making and go to Guitar Center in Hollywood. I tell the salesman to show me the best string and horn sounds available. I figured Kurtsweil or Korg has got something new. No, it still sounds like a synth to me. So I buy Sonar 5 PE and go home. Now I'm looking for Reason refills and bump into a Miroslav demo. I'm thinking "What is that? That's beautiful" It says it's a Giga file format. Then I discover Tascams site. Holy crap Batman, where did all this stuff come from. This is great!! I go back to Guitar center the next day and say "why did'nt you tell me about Giga Studio and where are the giga samples?" He says "well I do have one copy of GS3 but we don't stock the samples".
Since I got GS3 I've brought up the subject with freinds at work and others, and like me, no one knew such orchestral quality could come from a computer.
Anyway, I'm very happy I ran across all this. I even like my old Korg again. Now it can be what it is. A synth.