I have EWQL Silver, Gold and Gold Pro XP. Lately I have been thinking about a new orch lib and have narroed it down to Kirk HUnter's stuff and the Vienna Symphony Speacial Edition. Pricing will be about the same as I would have to buy Kontakt in order to use Kirk's stuff. The two sets of sounds in the VLSO speacial edition will set me back around $1000.00 KH's Diamond is $700 + the $249 crossgrade version of Kontakt (bonus 30 gigs of extra sounds)
Gold has been great and has that Hollywood sound. The VLSO SE has some of the epic horns and appasianto (sp?) sttrings. I love their player and the ability to do portamento, etc. I think KH's stuff may be more Hollywood-ish (I like that sound)
I can't think of anything else in the 1k price range that offers what these two do. Any thoughts?