Wendy Carlos (Switched On Bach, Tron, The Shining and many other projects) recently put up a page on her web site explaining how excited she is about Garritan products, starting with the Personal Orchestra and going on through the Strad.
I can’t state it any better than she does, so please check out her page.
Carlos has been at the forefront of innovation in synthesis and electronic music since the 1960s, and to me it’s a little unusual that in these days she could get so excited over something seemingly as mundane as an orchestral sample library. But she writes with great enthusiasm about how Garritan’s tools are revolutionizing the work of the composer and arranger.
If anybody asks you what Garritan products are good for, just give them the URL above and let them read it for themselves. This is one of the best testimonials or endorsements that Garritan has ever gotten.