I would like to find a vst that has a variety of good pad sound presets. I purchased Reaktor 5 a while back when it was on blowout for this purpose, but unfortunately all the presets for "pad" sounds are extremely distracting and are not simple, consistent, subtle textures. I want sounds that could be tastefully layered under a piano for instance.
I am not good at programming synth vsts, and I don't want to have to learn to - I'd just like something that has good presets. On any stage piano I've ever owned, the "pad" section contained several subtle, consistent pad textures. I was really surprised that pretty much all of Reaktor's "pad" presets sounded like they belonged in a sci-fi movie or in a techno song.