Randy suggested I repost my issues with Aria 1.5, especially for those who use Finale.
I'm really liking the new version of Aria. Only thing I'm still bumping up against in Finale '11 (which I use) is any music file I've created in which I have a pizz or arco articulation in the strings is not recognized. Now, strangely enough, if I create a new file the articulations work fine. I'm baffled by this. I can create a work-around to fix this, but that would only be for a final recording and definitely not for a final print. I don't seem to have any other problems with articulations, just the pizz and arco.
I haven't had time to explore this further as yet and I haven't posted this on the MakeMusic forum. Any thoughts anyone? Thanks!!!