I just got paid from my recent project and I've been planning on picking up a copy of Emerald. Now I'm having second thoughts and wondering if I'd be better off with something more specialized.
I already have GPO and EWQL Gold (as well as Ra, Stormdrum, EWQL Choirs, DFH2, and a handful of other libraries and synths). Will Emerald really add to my arsenal, or will it just be overkill on the orchestra libraries? (I know, I know, you can never have too many orchestra libraries, but I'm just wondering whether I'm getting into the diminishing returns -- how many flutes do I really need?)
My other thought is to pick up some/all of the SAM Brass or True Strike or another more specialized library. It may not be as much bang-for-my-buck in terms of sheer amount of instruments, but considering I have the whole orchestra covered already, maybe it's time to delve into some more detailed instruments.
I really can't spend more than $300 here so I think VSL / Opus is out of the question.