If you're looking for a good basic sampler, there's a good deals going on getting a free version of Sampletank and 4 Xpantion tank 2 libs (4gb of sounds) for $50. http://www.ikmultimedia.com/xtgroupbuy Buy it here and you get some extra free lib, but they're not saying what it is yet. http://www.esoundz.com/details.php?ProductID=4293 There's a few very cool libs. Sometimes you need new sounds to spark new ideas. Sampletank is a good sampler in my opinion. This version doesn't look knocked down, it just doesn't include the basic IK samples. Now it's not going to compare to modeled pianos, brass, or saxes, but it's very good for the price.