I'm asking this as a rhetorical question, and not with a hint of bias. I've been wondering this an awful long time since acquiring JABB in the middle of last year. For a number of years I had used Gigastudio and just assumed it would be the de facto leader in Sample usage. But for reasons I hadn't heard, why did Garritan and seemingly all the other sample industry designers go with Kontakt over Gigastudio? The reason I would have thought Gigastudio would lead in the market still is because somehow they manage to use hard disk for its RAM like Kontakt uses RAM, right? Whereas I just bought 8 gigs of RAM for $140, you can get a huge hard disk for that price. I'm not trying to answer my own question but is it because with Gigastudio you didn't have the midi controller options like you do with Kontakt (i.e. JABB)?
The reason all this is coming up, if it seems suddenly, is that NI seems a little behind adopting the 64bit platform (unless someone can give me an encouraging word otherwise, which would be deeply appreciated) whereas all the other companies I use (not Gigastudio presently...) have. 64 bit seems an awfully neat way to go. I'm building a system to do this as I write. Just curious as to why Gigastudio seems to have fallen behind the times is all.