I'm working on a film that's mixing now, and the director asked me for a steel drum song for a subway station scene. I have a very large sample library (almost 500GB), but no steel drums I could think of. I was on the verge of ordering True Strike 2 (looking for a good excuse anyway), but that would have required Fed Ex from Europe, and I probably wouldn't have had it installed and ready before Friday.
Then I went to this forum, searched for "Steel Drums" and within 20 seconds I had found a link to a free download that some nice person had posted years ago. I downloaded it, made the piece on my MacBook and had it in the mix within an hour.
Thanks to all you contributors out there. The "wisdom of crowds" and "kindness of strangers" theories are alive and well here.