I have found it workable FOR WHAT I DO. GOS has more articulations, but in comparing the Lite versions, SI has more velocity layers.
The \'Lite\' mappings/fewer velocity layers haven\'t affected me greatly, but I hunger for more.
Most of the stuff I get hired to do is more pop strings in a ballad kinda stuff, and SI has been great for that, as long as I write for the sample.
Also, the SI is a smaller sounding ensemble and that has helped make things sound more \'intimate\' to my ears. I\'ve tried doubling SI to get a bigger ensemble with good success.
I think I made the right purchase for my needs, but not my wants, y\'know? Prefer SI & GOS and have worked with them with other people\'s rigs. But for myself, I haven\'t (yet!) been able to justify the extra expense.